I have a dozen and you will see they are a mixture of the old and the new:
- 5.0, PLAY DEAD, Richard Montanari
- 4.9, ECHOES FROM THE DEAD, Johan Theorin
- 4.9, SEARCH THE DARK, Charles Todd
- 4.9, A PALE HORSE, Charles Todd
- 4.8, ARCTIC CHILL, Arnaldur Indridason
- 4.8, THE REDEEMER, Jo Nesbo
- 4.8, THE CRUELLEST MONTH, Louise Penny
- 4.7, UNSEEN, Mari Jungstedt
- 4.7, RITUAL, Mo Hayder
- 4.7, TOUCHSTONE, Laurie R. King
- 4.7, THE LOW ROAD, Chris Womersley
- 4.7, THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE, Agatha Christie
For me Richard Montanari, Johan Theorin, and Charles Todd have to be the finds of the year so far.
I have read 56 novels so far this year, all crime fiction, as I rarely read anything else.
My full list of 2009 Reviews indicates that most of what I have read this year fall into the Very Good to Excellent range.