Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise is wanting to create a blogger's list of the Top 10 Crime novels read in 2008. You can see the details here.
My list would look something like this:
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Seduction in Death by J D Robb
The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters
Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong
Diamond Dove by Adrian Nyland
Purity in Death by J D Robb
When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
I am not sure that all of these qualify as crime, but they meet my definition at least! Be sure to visiit Kerrie and give her your list of best crime novels for the year!