Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top 11 Mystery Books for 2011

I'm jumping the gun a bit and it may be necessary to do an update or two in the next few weeks but here is my Best of List for 2011, as it stands now. In my estimation the first four books on the list are a cut above the others. Other than that the list is in no particular order.

I didn’t put together a best of list for mystery movies that I saw this year, but in that category I'd give a special shout out to the Hildegarde Withers movies, as adapted from the works of Stuart Palmer. Of these, my favorites were Murder on a Blackboard and Murder on a Honeymoon, the second and third installments of the series of six. If you keep an eye on Turner Classic Movies you'll probably run across them before long.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Sabina Hall, by L.B. Greenwood (1988)
The Second Confession, by Rex Stout (1949)
The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore (2010)
The Dime Museum Murders, by Daniel Stashower (1999)

Nine Man's Murder, by Eric Keith (2011)
A Dark and Stormy Night, by Jeanne Dams (2010)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter, by Barry Grant (2010)
The Magic Bullet, by Larry Millett (2011)
Christmas Is Murder, by C.S. Challinor (2008)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha Christie (1939)
The Affair of the Mutilated Mink, by James Anderson (1981)

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