Book List

My “must read” list, assembled from writer group conversations, the Minnesota Crime Wave, the knowledgeable folks at the marvelous bookstore Once Upon a Crime, my go-to mystery reader Karl Jorgenson, as well as some nosing around the Internet.

Title Author Original Publication Year
The Oresteia Aeschylus 458 BCE
Eight Million Ways to Die (Scudder, #5) Block, Lawrence 1982
The Case of the Purloined Painting Brookins, Carl 2013
The Big O Burke, Declan 2008
The Neon Rain Burke, James Lee 1989
The Postman Always Rings Twice Cain, James M. 1934
The Big Sleep Chandler, Raymond 1939
Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold Chapman, Tim 2013
Big City, Bad Blood (Ray Dudgeon, #1) Chercover, Sean 2007
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Child, Lee 1997
Raven Black (Shetland, #1) Cleeves, Ann 2006
Chasing the Dime Connelly, Michael 2011
Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian 2012
Dick Francis Ominbus: Decider / High Stakes Francis, Dick 2006
The Deadline Franscell, Ron 1999
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) French, Tana 2010
M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) Grafton, Sue 1996
Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David 1994
The Maltese Falcon Hammett, Dashiell 1930
The book of Killowen Hart, Erin 2013
The Fear Index Harris, Robert 2011
Sick Puppy / Skin Tight Hiaasen, Carl 2005
Strangers on a Train Highsmith, Patricia 1950
The Blessing Way (Navajo Mysteries, #1) Hillerman, Tony 1970
The Wowzer Wheeler, Frank 2012
Vermilion Drift (Cork O’Connor, #10) Krueger, William Kent 2013
Ordinary Grace Krueger, William Kent 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Larsson, Stieg 2005
The Given Day (Coughlin #1) Lehane, Dennis 2008
What the Dead Know Lippman, Laura 2007
Cape Fear MacDonald, John D. 1958
The Drowning Pool Macdonald, Ross 1950
Dead A Long Time (Gangster Era, Saint Paul) Mahoney, Tim 2015
A Place of Execution McDermid, Val 1999
Heart of the Hunter Meyer, Deon 2002
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Mosley, Walter 2009
The Broken Promise Land Muller, Marcia 1996
Small Vices (Spenser, #24) Parker, Robert B. 1997
The Peddler (Hard Case Crime #27) Prather, Richard S. 1952
Blues Highway Blues Price, Eyre 2012
The Stranger Beside Me Rule, Ann 1980
Drive (Drive, #1) Sallis, James 2005
Dirty Snow Simenon, Georges 1948
The Jugger (Parker, #6) Stark, Richard 1965
Snow Crash Stephenson, Neal 1992
The Secret History Tartt, Donna 1992
Shotgun Lullaby Ulfelder, Steve 2013
Before I Go to Sleep Watson, S.J. 2011