"One of the Best Mysteries of 2010"

Kirkus Reviews is out today with its list of the fifteen Best Mysteries of 2010. I was stunned to learn that The Poacher's Son was one of the reviewers picks. When you consider that hundreds of mysteries were published this year—many by authors who are truly masters of the form—well, all I can say is that being selected is a pretty overwhelming honor. Here's the fine fifteen:

  •  Nowhere to Run by CJ Box
  • The Brick Layer by Noah Boyd
  • The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
  • Worth Dying For by Lee Child
  • Edge by Jeffery Deaver
  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
  • The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  • The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
  • The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley
  • Crystal Death by Charles Kipps
  • The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
  • Gone 'Til November by Wallace Stroby
  • The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe

As an author, I'm delighted to be in such distinguished company. As a reader, I'm excited to have some intriguing new books to add to my Christmas list.