- Lawrence Block - Everybody Dies (A classic Matt Scudder story)
- Ian Rankin - The Hanging Garden (A classic Rebus story)
- Christopher Brookmyre - The Sacred Art of Stealing (minus my beloved Parlabane [beloved twice over], but nevertheless a charming magician's narrative of twisty wrong-doing: click on the link for Brookmyre's own inimitable summary of the press coverage!)
All VERY enjoyable. Dark. Darker. Violent with a serious dose of the funnies.