- THE CLEANER by Brett Battles, which I just finished. Great debut novel. Think Robert Ludlum, but leaner and tighter, without Ludlum's florid prose and ridiculous dialogue.
- BEST MYSTERY STORIES 2007 edited by Carl Hiaasen
- THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF PULPS, Edited by Otto Penzler. Freakin' huge, and loads of fun so far.
- LITTLE GIRL LOST and SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by Richard Aleas aka Charles Ardai (and boy did THOSE covers make the in-laws' eyes bug out when I opened them. Heh.)
- THE 47TH SAMURAI, by Stephen Hunter. Bob. Lee. Swagger. Need I say more?
- Rounding out the list is a whole bunch O' Ken Bruen: AMMUNITION, VIXEN, and AMERICAN SKIN. This is good because I've fallen behind in my Bruen. Hey, what can I say, the guy's a writing machine.
This should last me a month or so. Thanks to all the folks who know what I want for Christmas..
So what'd y'all get?