One of the fun aspects of the book review section of the Sunday New York Times has been its earliness -- that is, it's always ready before Sunday. For years, subscribers could have the section mailed to them, to beat the weekend. Now it appears by e-mail, and links. So here's the "December 5, 2010" article by Marilyn Stasio on the 10 best mysteries of 2010. She opens with Robert B. Parker's final book, SPLIT IMAGE, which has a lot of emotional value for those who've enjoyed this prolific Boston writer's work over a lifetime. I was pleased to see two of my own faves on the list; what about yours?
Later today (it being already the wee hours of Saturday -- what can I say, it was a long evening with good friends), I'll post Leighton Gage's intriguing challenge. We're also open for book-buying visits at Kingdom Books today (Dec. 4) and next Saturday (Dec. 11), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gotta love multitasking. Especially when it includes good books.