Year's Best Crime Novels

The publishers of Booklist Online, book reviews from the American Library Association, have celebrated their love of crime fiction with their annual list of the Year's Best Crime Novels. Check out the top 10 books their reviewers liked best from May 1, 2016, through April 15, 2017, and the top 10 debut crime novels. Titles available at your Library may be requested through the title link to the library's catalog.

2017 Top 10 Best Crime Novels


  • Celine by Peter Heller
  • Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
  • The Boy Who Escaped Paradise by J.M. Lee
  • Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  • Let the Devil Out by Bill Loehfelm
  • Darktown by Thomas Mullen
  • What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • Dr. Knox by Peter Spiegelman
  • Revolver by Duane Swierczynskisdd
  • Dark Side of the Moon by Les Wood

2017 Top 10 Debut Crime Novels