2015’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By Theresa de Valence
Posted on 6 March 2016

Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2015. The count represents the number of times each title was included. Below are the twenty-one most-cited titles. All but the last title (The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths) are available in the regional catalog, nearly all with multiple holding libraries and multiple formats. Missing from this year’s list is Minnesota’s own William Kent Krueger (probably due to not having a new title published since last year’s list). For the fifth year in a row, a Louise Penny title was  the highest vote-getter.

The Nature of the Beast  by Louise Penny            (18 votes)

The Ghost Fields  by Elly Griffiths                 (10)
Thin Air  by Ann Cleeves

As Night Falls  by Jenny Milchman                (9)
Career of Evil  by Robert Galbraith

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust  by Alan Bradley    (7)
Dreaming Spies  by Laurie R. King
Little Black Lies  by Sharon Bolton
Long Upon the Land  by Margaret Maron

Make Me  by Lee Child                        (6)
The Crossing  by Michael Connelly
The Silkworm  by Robert Galbraith
by Sue Grafton

A Banquet of Consequences  by Elizabeth George        (5)
A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge  by Terry Shames
A Pattern of Lies  by Charles Todd       
Day Shift  by Charlaine Harris
Rock With Wings  by Anne Hillerman
Rubbernecker  by Belinda Bauer
The Crossing Places  by Elly Griffiths
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths  by Harry Bingham