Happy New Year, tumblchums! I hope your holiday season has been joyous, and that your favorite college football team wins its bowl game (unless they are playing a team I like better). Here’s to a happy, noir-filled 2013 for all of you. That might seem contradictory, but noir always makes me happy. If it doesn’t make you happy, too, well…what’s wrong with you? And why are you reading this blog, you goddamn masochist?
But before we change the calendars, allow me to share my favorite crime fiction from 2012. My “Top Five” list is up over at Crime Fiction Lover. Check it out and let me know what you think! Feel free (as always) to comment there or here. Also note the #bestcrime2012 hashtag on the tweetybot—chime in with your picks there, too.
Also, if you want to read more extensive reviews of the top crime reads for the past year, you can find my reviews of Outerborough Blues and Easy Money at CFL. My review of Gone Girl will be up on CFL in the next day or so, too. And I reviewed False Negative as a freelancer for Grift Magazine.
So that sums up 2012. What are you looking forward to in 2013?