Wednesday, December 4, 2019


If you read my blog, you know I'm a LISTMAKER. So here we are at the end of the year, and the "Best Crime Fiction of 2019" lists are coming out. Time to do a round-up of these lists since you're probably ready to buy books for the holidays (and catch up on mysteries for yourself). The following links are culled from Best of Lists from newspapers, periodicals, bookstores, bloggers, and crime writers. Be sure and check back to this post over the next few weeks . Have a list of your own favorites? one yourself? Make a comment below with a link! Happy Reading!

Laura Wilson's Best Crime and Thrillers: The Guardian

Ian Rankin's Favourite Reads of 2019

Washington Post Best Thrillers and Mysteries of 2019 (by Washington Post reviewers)

19 Authors Pick the Best Crime Novels of 2019: Dead Good

 Kristopher Zgorski's Top Reads of 2019: BOLO Books

New York Public Library Best 100 Books of the Year:  (Mystery and Suspense included as category)

The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2019: CrimeReads

Best of 2019: Aunt Agatha's

NPR's Best Concierge 2019 Mysteries & Thrillers 

Amazon Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2019 

Oline Cogdill's Best Mystery Books of 2019: SunSentinel 

Marilyn Stasio's Best Crime Novels of the Year: New York Times 

(Decade/not only 2019) Best Psychological Thrillers of the Decade: BookBub

LitReactor Staff Books: The Best Books of 2019 (lots of crime fiction on this list)

A Quartet of RapSheet Reviews: Our Favorite Crime Fiction of 2019 

GoodReads Best Mysteries & Thrillers 

Sarah Weinman's Best of 2019 Crime Fiction and Crime Non-Fiction: TheCrimeLady 

Tom Nolan's Best Mystery Books of 2019: Wall Street Journal 

Molly Odintz's The Best Books of 2019 International Crime Fiction: CrimeReads

Booktopia Best of 2019: Crime & Thrillers 

The Best Books of 2019: Espionage Fiction: CrimeReads 

The Best Books of 2019: CrimeReads Traditional Mysteries

ShotsMag Favourite Reads of 2019 


Serrah Miles said...

Thank you for the thriller books list!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the lists. I'd like to add my novel What The Living DO which won the Canadian Book Club Fiction Award. @Friesen Press, @canadianbookclubawards