By Theresa de Valence
Posted on 10 February 2013

Readers of DorothyL Internet listserv posted the most memorable or favorite “mystery” books they read in 2012. The count represents the number of times each title was included by a reader. Readers do not have to limit their choices to titles published in 2012. Below are the 26 most-cited titles. All are available in the regional catalog! A Louise Penny title was the highest vote-getter last year as well.

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny            (19 votes)
No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie        (18)
Defending Jacob by William Landay            (12)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn                (10)
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson            (9)
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
Broken Harbor by Tana French                (8)
The Chalk Girl by Carol O’Connell
Trickster’s Point by William Kent Krueger
11/22/63 by Stephen King                    (7)
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood M. Barclay
Fun House by Chris Grabenstein                (6)
Ghost Hero by S.J. Rozan           
Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
The Drop by Michael Connelly
The Expats by Chris Pavone