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By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 07 February 2009

There were 850 unique titles submitted in the Best Of 2008 Books on DorothyL. 226 titles received 2 or more votes, which are listed below.

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I Shall Not Want - Spencer-Fleming, Julia19
Hell Hole - Grabenstein, Chris16
In The Woods - French, Tana16
The Brass Verdict - Connelly, Michael13
The Cruellest Month - Penny, Louise13
Friend Of The Devil - Robinson, Peter11
Touchstone - King, Laurie R.11
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (orig '05) - Larsson, Stieg10
Where Memories Lie - Crombie, Deborah10
A Carrion Death - Stanley, Michael9
Another Man's Moccasins - Johnson, Craig9
Red Knife - Krueger, William Kent9
Winter Study - Barr, Nevada9
An Incomplete Revenge - Winspear, Jacqueline8
Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption - Fate, Robert8
Death Will Get You Sober - Zelvin, Elizabeth8
Blue Heaven - Box, C. J.7
The Fault Tree - Ure, Louise7
Case Histories - Atkinson, Kate6
Chasing Darkness - Crais, Robert6
Death's Half Acre - Maron, Margaret6
Lie Down With The Devil - Barnes, Linda6
Master Of The Delta - Cook, Thomas H.6
Silent In The Sanctuary - Raybourn, Deanna6
Slip Of The Knife - Mina, Denise6
Still Life - Penny, Louise6
T Is For Trespass - Grafton, Sue6
The Private Patient - James, P. D.6
When Will There Be Good News - Atkinson, Kate6
A River to Die For - Nehring, Radine Trees5
A Royal Pain - Bowen, Rhys5
Blood Trail - Box, C. J.5
Careless In Red - George, Elizabeth5
Cold in Hand - Harvey, John5
Envy the Night - Koryta, Michael5
Exit Music - Rankin, Ian5
Fractured - Slaughter, Karin5
Hold Tight - Coben, Harlan5
It Happened One Knife - Cohen, Jeffrey5
Killer Heat - Fairstein, Linda5
State Of The Onion - Hyzy, Julie5
The Cold Dish - Johnson, Craig5
The Dawn Patrol - Winslow, Don5
The Serpent's Tale - Franklin, Ariana5
White Nights - Cleeves, Ann5
Blackman's Coffin - De Castrique, Mark4
Curse of the Spellmans - Lutz, Lisa4
Devil Bones - Reichs, Kathy4
Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues - Clement, Blaize4
Heavenly Pleasures - Greenwood, Kerry4
No Time for Goodbye - Barclay, Linwood4
Pushing Up Daisies - Harris, Rosemary4
South of hell - Parrish, P. J.4
The Draining Lake - Indridason, Arnaldur4
The Iron Tongue of Midnight - Myers, Beverle Graves4
The Laughter Of Dead Kings - Peters, Elizabeth4
The Price of Butcher's Meat - Hill, Reginald4
The Spellman Files - Lutz, Lisa4
The Turnaround - Pelecanos, George4
Tilt-A-Whirl - Grabenstein, Chris4
What The Dead Know - Lippman, Laura4
14 - Ellison, J. T.3
A Fatal Grace - Penny, Louise3
A Fatal Waltz - Alexander, Tasha3
A Wedding To Die For - Nehring, Radine Trees3
Another Thing to Fall - Lippman, Laura3
Boundary Waters - Krueger, William Kent3
Buried Lies - Rennebohm, Peter3
Burn Out - Muller, Marcia3
Clubbed To Death - Viets, Elaine3
Death Comes for the Fat Man - Hill, Reginald3
Face Of A Killer - Burcell, Robin3
Fever - Pronzini, Bill3
Flesh House - MacBride, Stuart3
Ghost At Work - Hart, Carolyn G.3
Hardly Knew Her - Lippman, Laura3
In a Dark Season - Lane, Vicki3
Jester Leaps In - Gordon, Alan3
Kindness Goes Unpunished - Johnson, Craig3
L. A. Outlaws - Parker, T. Jefferson3
Murder packs a Suitcase - Baxter, Cynthia3
Phantom Prey - Sandford, John3
Swan Peak - Burke, James Lee3
Tell Me Pretty Maiden - Bowen, Rhys3
The Calling - Wolfe, Inger Ash3
The Crazy School - Read, Cornelia3
The Curse of the Pogo Stick - Cotterill, Colin3
The Drifter's Wheel - DePoy, Phillip3
The Eye Of Jade - Wei Liang, Diane3
The First Wave - Benn, James R.3
The Headhunters - Lovesey, Peter3
The Murder Stone (aka A Rule Against Murder) - Penny, Louise3
The Virgin of Small Plains - Pickard, Nancy3
To Darkness and To Death - Spencer-Fleming, Julia3
Uneasy relations - Elkins, Aaron3
A Field of Darkness - Read, Cornelia2
A Grave in Gaza - Rees, Matt Benyon2
Absinthe Of Malice - Browning, Pat2
All The Colors Of Darkness - Robinson, Peter2
All The Pretty Girls - Ellison, J. T.2
Anarchy and Old Dogs - Cotterill, Colin2
Asking for Murder - Isleib, Roberta2
At Some Disputed Barricade - Perry, Anne2
Baby Shark - Fate, Robert2
Bermuda Schwartz - Morris, Bob2
Blood Alone - Benn, James R.2
Blood Hollow - Krueger, William Kent2
Bones - Kellerman, Jonathan2
Bring your own poison - Evans, Jimmie Ruth2
Buckingham Palace Gardens - Perry, Anne2
City of Shadows - Franklin , Ariana2
Crazy School - Read, Cornelia2
Cries and Whiskers - Simon, Clea2
Damnation Falls - Wright, Edward2
Dead Man's Island - Hart, Carolyn G.2
Dead Time - White, Stephen2
Deadman's Switch - Seranella, Barbara2
Death Was The Other Woman - Richards, Linda L.2
Defending Angels - Stanton, Mary2
Degrees of Separation - Henry, Sue2
Desert Cut - Webb, Betty2
Disturbing the Dead - Parshall, Sandra - See my review here2
Down River - Hart, John2
Duma Key - King, Stephen2
Easy Innocence - Hellmann, Libby Fischer2
Empty Ever After - Coleman, Reed Farrel2
Fidelity - Perry, Thomas2
Folly - King, Laurie R.2
Forcing Amaryllis - Ure, Louise2
From Dead to Worse - Harris, Charlaine2
Good People - Sakey, Marcus2
Hard row - Maron, Margaret2
Heat Lightning - Sandford, John2
Her Royal Spyness - Bowen, Rhys2
Hit Man - Block, Lawrence2
Holmes on the Range - Hockensmith, Steven2
Hungry Ghosts - Dunlap, Susan2
In the Dead of Winter - Mehl, Nancy2
In the Wind - Fister, Barbara2
Island Life - Sherer, Michael W.2
Just Add Water - Schwartz, Jinx2
K.I.A. - Holland, Thomas2
Kindred Spirits - Meredith, Marilyn2
Last Post - Barnard, Robert2
Leather Maiden - Lansdale, Joe R.2
Legally dead - Buchanan, Edna2
Letters from Home - Hart, Carolyn G.2
Mad Mouse - Grabenstein, Chris2
Memory of a Murder - Staggs, Earl2
Mighty Old Bones - Saums, Mary2
Mistress Of The Art Of Death - Franklin , Ariana2
Moonlight Downs (aka Diamond Dove) - Hyland, Adrian2
Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump - Brightwell, Emily2
Murder Melts In Your Mouth - Martin, Nancy2
Nineteen Minutes - Picault, Jodi2
No Graves Yet - Perry, Anne2
Of All Sad Words - Crider, Bill2
On the Wrong Track - Hockensmith, Steven2
One Bad Apple - Connelly, Sheila2
Pane of Death - Atwell, Sarah2
Paper-thin Alibi - Hughes, Mary Ellen2
People of the Book - Brooks, Geraldine2
Preaching to the Corpse - Isleib, Roberta2
Prime Time - Ryan, Hank Phillippi2
Prisoner of Birth - Archer, Jeffrey2
Queen of the Flowers - Greenwood, Kerry2
Quick Study - Barbieri, Maggie2
Raven Black - Cleeves, Ann2
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror - Mortimer, John2
Sacrifice - Bolton, S.J.2
Shimura Trouble - Massey, Sujata2
Shoulder The Sky - Perry, Anne2
Shutter Island - Lehane, Dennis2
Silence of the Grave - Indridason, Arnaldur2
Silks - Francis, Dick & Felix2
Six Geese A-Slaying - Andrews, Donna2
Skeleton Lake - Doogan, Mike2
Sliver of Truth - Unger, Lisa2
Small Favor - Butcher, Jim2
Soldier on the Porch - Wildwind, Sharon2
Special Topics In Calamity Physics - Pessl, Marisha2
Stalking Death - Flora, Kate2
Stone Cold - Baldacci, David2
Strangers in Death - Robb, JD2
Summer of the Big Bachi - Hirahara, Naomi2
The Black Hand - Thomas, Will2
The Book Thief - Zusak, Marcus2
The Bordeaux Betrayal - Crosby, Ellen2
The Broken Window - Deaver, Jeffrey2
The Chicago Way - Harvey, Michael2
The Cleaner - Battles, Brett2
The Crime Writer - Hurwitz, Gregg2
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme - Davis, Krista2
The Ever-Running Man - Muller, Marcia2
The Finder - Harrison, Colin2
The Fire - Neville, Katherine2
The Fourth Time is Murder - Havill, Stephen2
The Fourth Watcher - Hallinan, Timothy2
The Given Day - Lehane, Dennis2
The Good Son - Mclean, Russel2
The Grave Tattoo - McDermid, Val2
The Hanged Man - Skibbins, David2
The Janissary Tree - Goodwin, Jason2
The King Of Lies - Hart, John2
The Lady In The Lake - Chandler, Raymond2
The Likeness - French, Tana2
The Maltese Falcon - Hammett, Dashiell2
The Price - Sokoloff, Alex2
The Reapers - Connolly, John2
The Redbreast - Nesbo, Jo2
The Secret Hangman - Lovesey, Peter2
The September Society - Finch, Charles2
The Victoria Vanishes - Fowler, Christopher2
The Watchman - Crais, Robert2
The Woods - Coben, Harlan2
The Wrong Kind of Blood - Hughes, Declan2
Thirteenth Night - Gordon, Alan2
This Night's Foul Work - Vargas, Fred2
Thistle And Twigg - Saums, Mary2
Three Shirt Deal - Cannell, Stephen2
Thunder Bay - Krueger, William Kent2
Twilight - Meyer, Stephanie2
Voices - Indridason, Arnaldur2
We Shall Not Sleep - Perry, Anne2
When Gods Die - Harris, C. S.2
Winter in Madrid - Sansom, C.J.2

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What a labor of love to compile all these "best of" lists.

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