Favourites of books reviewed in 2012, no special order

A Listmania! list by Maxine Clarke "Maxine of Petrona" (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom)
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The Nobodies Album
1.  The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written novel about a writer exploring the meaning of endings and how to come to terms with loss, with a murder mystery in the background."
£5.72   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Kinglake-350
2.  Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland
The list author says:
  "Measured yet moving nonfictional account of the Australian bushfire disaster of Feb 2009. Brilliant."
£7.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Brotherhood
3.  The Brotherhood by Y.A. Erskine
The list author says:
  "Debut novel from Tasmania, multi-perspective crime investigation over 24 hours. Excellent, but dark."
£12.22   Used & New from: £4.68
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Blackhouse
4.  The Blackhouse by Peter May
The list author says:
  "Together with the sequel,The Lewis Man, atmospheric mysteries with wonderful sense of place and history in the Outer Hebrides. (Part 3 of this trilogy due out in 2013.)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,299 customer reviews)

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Where the Devil Can't Go (Kiszka and Kershaw Book 1)
5.  Where the Devil Can't Go (Kiszka and Kershaw Book 1) by Anya Lipska
The list author says:
  "Polish fixer and London police detective pursue separate but (it turns out) related  investigations into crimes committed within Polish community. A confident, well-written debut novel."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Last Will
6.  Last Will by Liza Marklund
The list author says:
  "Exciting, intelligent and human crime thriller, 6th in excellent Annika Bengtzon (investigative journalist) series. Superb."
£9.35   Used & New from: £0.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Potter's Field (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
7.  The Potter's Field (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri
The list author says:
  "Inspector Montalbano in elegiac but sharp form in darker entry in superb Sicilian series"
£13.59   Used & New from: £5.17
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Broken Harbour
8.  Broken Harbour by Tana French
The list author says:
  "Irish police procedural revealing personal costs of a ruined economy: compelling slow burn of a book."
£10.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

Black Skies
9.  Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason
The list author says:
  "Epitome of the appeal of Icelandic noir, part of the Erlunder series minus Erlunder. A crime investigation set on the eve of financial doom."
£12.16   Used & New from: £0.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Lorraine Connection
10.  Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti
The list author says:
  "Superb, muscular account of the ripple effect of a French factory strike on international trade, government and society at large - as individuals play the system."
£8.12   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Another Time, Another Life: (The Story of a Crime 2)
11.  Another Time, Another Life: (The Story of a Crime 2) by Leif G W Persson
The list author says:
  "Sweden's police system between 1975 and the turn of the millennium dissected in this fantastic, sophisticated novel in the style of Sjowall and Wahloo."
£15.18   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

A Killing in the Hills (Bell Elkins 1)
12.  A Killing in the Hills (Bell Elkins 1) by Julia Keller
The list author says:
  "Assured debut novel about a state prosecutor in a small West Virginia town. Great atmosphere and characterisation."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Pierced
13.  Pierced by Thomas Enger
The list author says:
  "Second book about Oslo journalist Henning Juul is even better than the first (Burned) as Juul follows up a lead about the arsonist who caused his son's death. An exciting thriller."
£11.71   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

In the Darkness: An Inspector Sejer Novel (Inspector Sejer 1)
14.  In the Darkness: An Inspector Sejer Novel (Inspector Sejer 1) by Karin Fossum
The list author says:
  "Finally, English-language readers can enjoy Karin Fossum's first Inspector Sejer novel; a compelling tale of psychological suspense with some lovely touches of humanity"
£10.63   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Eyes of Lira Kazan, The
15.  Eyes of Lira Kazan, The by Eva Joly
The list author says:
  "An "international thriller" that is genuinely thrilling, as an unusual trio tries to expose financial wrongdoing and possible murder, against the odds. Excellent."
£6.81   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

7 Days
16.  7 Days by Deon Meyer
The list author says:
  "Another superb South African crime thriller by Deon Meyer. Benny Griesel tries to solve a cold-case crime against a nerve-wracking deadline."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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The Summer of Dead Toys (Inspector Salgado 1)
17.  The Summer of Dead Toys (Inspector Salgado 1) by Antonio Hill
The list author says:
  "Excellent debut police detective novel set in Barcelona, with some well-drawn female characters."
£13.65   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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