It’s here. Tell your dad, tell your gran, heck, tell your iguana – because the cream of the crop, the cat’s pyjamas, the crème de la crème of 2016 crime fiction is here (can I get a hallelujah amen?)
Resuming at 20, we’ll be passing through the very best and brightest (or perhaps bleakest) crime titles this year had to offer before revealing that coveted number one spot… And boy is it a good’un. Here goes.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Christmas Number One that puts Simon Cowell to shame. The measuring stick by which all crime fiction feats of 2017 will be measured.
Let’s keep it going.
Little bit longer.
The number one crime fiction book of 2016, as chosen by our distinguished panel of experts is:
A huge thank you to everyone who helped compile this list, and Merry Christmas, crime fiction fans!
In case you have forgotten our esteemed expert panel comprises the following luminaries:
Barry Forshaw (Financial Times), Andre Paine (Crime Scene), Marcel Berlins (The Times), Steph Broadribb (Crime Thriller Girl), Jon Coates (Daily Express), Jake Kerridge (The Telegraph), Sarah Ward (Crime Pieces), Karen Robinson (The Sunday Times), Maxim Jakubowski (Lovereading), Katharina Hall (mrspeabodyinvestigates.wordpress.com), Russell Mclean (russeldmcleanbooks.com), Doug Johnstone (dougjohnstone.com), Woody Haut (woodyhaut.blogspot.co.uk)