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THE CRIME TIME CHRISTMAS DEBATE - 2022 BEST CRIME NOVELS

December 09, 2022
THE CRIME TIME CHRISTMAS DEBATE - 2022 BEST CRIME NOVELS
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THE CRIME TIME CHRISTMAS DEBATE - 2022 BEST CRIME NOVELS
Dec 09, 2022

THE CRIME TIME CHRISTMAS DEBATE - BEST CRIME NOVELS OF 2022.
BARRY FORSHAW chairs a panel of top critics and writers Laura Wilson (Guardian critic, novelist) , Maxim Jakubowski (editor, publisher, writer, bookseller), Jake Kerridge (crime fiction critic for the Telegraph), Ayo Onatade (critic ShotsBlog) Victoria Selman (novelist and Crime Time presenter) and Paul Burke.

Book Choices:
Barry Forshaw
A Heart Full of Headstones – Ian Rankin
Blue Water – Leonora Nattras*
The Dark Flood – Deon Meyer (trans. K L Seegers)
The Lost Man of Bombay – Vaseem Khan
The Twyford Code – Janice Hallett
2023: The Shadows of London – Andrew Taylor*
Laura Wilson
The Book of the Most Precious Substance – Sara Gran
Queen High – C J Carey*
On Java Road – Lawrence Osborne
Wrong Place, Wrong Time – Gillian McAllister
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill – C S Robertson
2023: Stay Buried – Kate Webb, The Skeleton Key - Erin Kelly, Charlotte Vassell - The Other Half, Strange Sally Diamond - Liz Nugent, The Only Suspect - Louise Candlish.

Maxim Jakubowski
The Maid – Nita Prose
How to Find Your Way in the Dark – Derek B Miller
Heat 2 – Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner
Shoot the Moonlight Out – William Boyle
Maror – Lavie Tidhar 
2023: Death and the Conjuror – Tom Mead

Ayo Onatade
City on Fire – Don Winslow
The Life of Crime – Martin Edwards
Confidence – Denise Mina
Breaking Point – Olivier Norek
Blue Water – Leonora Nattras*
The Devil Takes You Home - Gabino Iglesias
2023: The Shadows of London – Andrew Taylor*

Jake Kerridge
A Season in Exile – Oliver Harris
The Trees – Percival Everett
The Trenches – Parker Bilal
The Girls Are Good – Ilaria Bernadini
Murder Memoir Murder – Anthony J Quinn
2023: Tomas Nevinson – Javier Marias

Victoria Selman
The IT Girl – Ruth Ware
The Reunion – Polly Philips 
The Empty Room – Brian McGilloway 
Queen High – C J Carey* (also Laura)
Hunting Time – Jeffery Deaver
2023: The Things We Do To Our Friends – Heather Darwent, The Quiet Tenant - Clémence Michallon.

Paul Burke
Racing the Light – Robert Crais
The Invisible – Peter Papathanasiou 
River Clyde – Simone Buchholz (trans. Rachel Ward)
House of Ashes – Stuart Neville
Small Deaths – Rijula Das
2023: White Riot – Joe Thomas, All the Sinners Bleed - SA Cosby

* Books on more than 1 list

Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh
Crime Time

Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is also a CWA Historical Dagger Judge 2022 .


Produced by Junkyard Dog
Crime Time


Crime Time FM is the official podcast of
Gwyl Crime Cymru Festival 2023
CrimeFest 2023
CWA Daggers 2023
& Newcastle Noir 2023
2024 Slaughterfest, National Crime Reading Month, CWA Daggers

Show Notes

THE CRIME TIME CHRISTMAS DEBATE - BEST CRIME NOVELS OF 2022.
BARRY FORSHAW chairs a panel of top critics and writers Laura Wilson (Guardian critic, novelist) , Maxim Jakubowski (editor, publisher, writer, bookseller), Jake Kerridge (crime fiction critic for the Telegraph), Ayo Onatade (critic ShotsBlog) Victoria Selman (novelist and Crime Time presenter) and Paul Burke.

Book Choices:
Barry Forshaw
A Heart Full of Headstones – Ian Rankin
Blue Water – Leonora Nattras*
The Dark Flood – Deon Meyer (trans. K L Seegers)
The Lost Man of Bombay – Vaseem Khan
The Twyford Code – Janice Hallett
2023: The Shadows of London – Andrew Taylor*
Laura Wilson
The Book of the Most Precious Substance – Sara Gran
Queen High – C J Carey*
On Java Road – Lawrence Osborne
Wrong Place, Wrong Time – Gillian McAllister
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill – C S Robertson
2023: Stay Buried – Kate Webb, The Skeleton Key - Erin Kelly, Charlotte Vassell - The Other Half, Strange Sally Diamond - Liz Nugent, The Only Suspect - Louise Candlish.

Maxim Jakubowski
The Maid – Nita Prose
How to Find Your Way in the Dark – Derek B Miller
Heat 2 – Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner
Shoot the Moonlight Out – William Boyle
Maror – Lavie Tidhar 
2023: Death and the Conjuror – Tom Mead

Ayo Onatade
City on Fire – Don Winslow
The Life of Crime – Martin Edwards
Confidence – Denise Mina
Breaking Point – Olivier Norek
Blue Water – Leonora Nattras*
The Devil Takes You Home - Gabino Iglesias
2023: The Shadows of London – Andrew Taylor*

Jake Kerridge
A Season in Exile – Oliver Harris
The Trees – Percival Everett
The Trenches – Parker Bilal
The Girls Are Good – Ilaria Bernadini
Murder Memoir Murder – Anthony J Quinn
2023: Tomas Nevinson – Javier Marias

Victoria Selman
The IT Girl – Ruth Ware
The Reunion – Polly Philips 
The Empty Room – Brian McGilloway 
Queen High – C J Carey* (also Laura)
Hunting Time – Jeffery Deaver
2023: The Things We Do To Our Friends – Heather Darwent, The Quiet Tenant - Clémence Michallon.

Paul Burke
Racing the Light – Robert Crais
The Invisible – Peter Papathanasiou 
River Clyde – Simone Buchholz (trans. Rachel Ward)
House of Ashes – Stuart Neville
Small Deaths – Rijula Das
2023: White Riot – Joe Thomas, All the Sinners Bleed - SA Cosby

* Books on more than 1 list

Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh
Crime Time

Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is also a CWA Historical Dagger Judge 2022 .


Produced by Junkyard Dog
Crime Time


Crime Time FM is the official podcast of
Gwyl Crime Cymru Festival 2023
CrimeFest 2023
CWA Daggers 2023
& Newcastle Noir 2023
2024 Slaughterfest, National Crime Reading Month, CWA Daggers