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The end is nigh...

The end of the year is nigh, and there are a few books left to read. I have been focusing on 2008 releases for the last month... month and half, and I am about to call it quits. I am past the half way point on The Black Dove, and after that I will gut, clean and kill Michael Connelly's and Robert Crais's 2008 entries. I tend to read both authors very quickly, so I think I'll be able close out 2008 with Easy Rawlins's swan song, Blonde Faith. The Hungry Detective will be visiting Walnut Creek, California for Christmas, and the second Wallander book will accompany me. No matter what around the new year I'll be taking a break from reading... just a couple weeks. The beginning of the year will see me knock off a few more of the Ross Macdonald books that have been purchased.. but not blogged about... in the recent weeks.

In anticipation of creating a 'best of' list I publish the list of all the books I read this year. Books in red were released in the US this year.

Some Danger - Will Thomas
Cinnamon Kiss - Walter Mosley
Buried - Mark Billingham
At the City's Edge - Marcus Sakey
The Accident Man - Tom Cain
The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
The Mark - Jason Pinter
The Guilty - Jason Pinter
Who is Conrad Hirst - Kevin Wignall
The Song is You - Megan Abbott
The Anatomy of Deception - Lawrence Goldstone
Body Scissors - Michael Simon
Pipsqueak - Brian Wiprud
Super Spy - Matt Kindt
Vices of My Blood - Maureen Jennings
Severance Package - Duane Swierczynski
In the Moon of the red Ponies - JL Burke
Crusader's Cross - JL Burke
The Evil that Men Do - Dave White
A Welcome Grave - Michael Koryta
Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride
Silent Joe - T. Jefferson Parker
Hell Hole - Chris Grabenstein
The Dead Place - Stephen Booth
The Stolen - Jason Pinter
Trigger City - Sean Chercover
Have Mercy on Us All - Fred Vargas
The Bookman's Last Fling - John Dunning
The Overlook - Michael Connelly
Silence of the Grave - Arnaldur Indridason
The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin
Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell
The Given Day - Dennis Lehane
The Doomsters - Ross Macdonald
The Amateur Spy - Dan Fesperman
The Watchman - Robert Crais
Envy the Night - Michael Koryta
Good People - Marcus Sakey
The Black Dove - Steve Hockensmith
The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
Chasing Darkness - Robert Crais
Seeking Whom He May Devour - Fred Vargas


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