Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series has long been a favourite of mine, so I was happy to come across this video teaser for the newest book (due out soon).
Ray Banks: Sucker Punch
Donkey Punch (aka Sucker Punch) is funny, unpredictable and an impressive installment in the Cal Innes series.
Russel D. McLean: The Good Son
Great character, strong plot that carried all the way through, and perfect balance of funny bits and emotional tugs at the heart. PI story with heart, but by no means soft.
David Gordon: The Serialist: A Novel
Great mystery debut that actually touches on various literary genres via a compelling, sometimes dark and always funny story.
Johan Theorin: Echoes from the Dead
Strong sense of setting and an interesting story that alternates between the present and the past.
Sophie Littlefield: A Bad Day for Sorry
A fun read, but unfortunately I never became invested in the crime part of the story. Based on the character and the humour, I'll check out the upcoming 2nd book in this new series.
Tom Schreck: On the Ropes: A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery
Interesting character (social worker and part-time boxer), good story flow, and very funny.
Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower
Brilliant conception and execution. Yes, it's really that good.
Ken Bruen & Jason Starr: Bust
Noir at its best. When you have a group of flawed characters and bad things keep happening to them, it makes for a great read. Funny, dark, and very well-written.
Donna Moore: Go to Helena Handbasket
Laugh-out-loud funny spoof the crime fiction/P.I. genre. Great characters, pace and dialogue. This should be required reading for any fan of the genre.
Robert Crais: The Two Minute Rule
Great character, excellent pace, and interesting twists and turns in the story. I hope this is just the first in a new series.
Stuart MacBride: Cold Granite
Top-notch police procedural that is set in Aberdeen, Scotland. The dark subject matter (missing kids) doesn't overshadow the terrific writing style, strong plot, complex characters, and humour. A very compelling read.
Charlie Stella: Cheapskates
The dialogue, colourful cast of characters, dark humour, and wonderful unpredictable plot make this a great read.
Duane Swierczynski: Secret Dead Men
Check into the Brain Motel and you won't be disappointed. This is a unique, creative, funny, and compelling novel.
Rick Mofina: The Dying Hour
Suspense novel featuring rookie Seattle reporter, Jason Wade. Smart, scary, and interesting with fun twists and surprises. The first of what I hope will be a long-running series.
John Sandford: Broken Prey
Run, don't walk to go out and get this book. It's part suspense, part thriller, and part police procedural, and all parts are done masterfully. The characters, storyline, pacing and writing style make this a must read.