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2009 Titles by Popularity - Best of DorothyL, copyright 2009 only


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 08 February 2010

Of the Best Books of 2009 rated by DorothyL members, 618 (representing 312 unique titles) were copyright 2009.

Title and AuthorCount
The Brutal Telling - Penny, Louise15
The Language of Bees - King, Laurie R11
Necessary as Blood - Crombie, Deborah10
The Shanghai Moon - Rozan, S.J.10
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Bradley, Alan10
Among the Mad - Winspear, Jacqueline9
Heaven's Keep - Krueger, William Kent9
The Dark Horse - Johnson, Craig9
The Scarecrow - Connelly, Michael9
Nine Dragons - Connelly, Michael8
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Swedish: 2006) - Larsson, Stieg8
U is for Undertow - Grafton, Sue8
Starvation Lake - Gruley, Bryan7
A Night at the Operation - Cohen, Jeffrey6
Awakening - Bolton, S.J.6
Baby Shark's Jugglers At The Border - Fate, Robert6
Borderline - Barr, Nevada6
Lethal Legacy - Fairstein, Linda6
Mind Scrambler - Grabenstein, Chris6
The Last Child - Hart, John6
13 1/2 - Barr, Nevada5
Gone Tomorrow - Child, Lee5
Hardball - Paretsky, Sara5
Life Sentences - Lippman, Laura5
Midnight Fugue - Hill, Reginald5
The Dead of Winter - Airth, Rennie5
A Bad Day For Sorry - Littlefield, Sophie4
A Trace of Smoke - Cantrell, Rebecca4
Dog On It - Quinn, Spencer4
Execution Dock - Perry, Anne4
Her Deadly Mischief - Myers, Beverle Graves4
In the Shadow of Gotham - Pintoff, Stefanie4
Judas Kiss - Ellison, J.T.4
Leaden Skies - Parker, Ann4
Little Lamb Lost - Fenton, Margaret4
Locked In - Muller, Marcia4
Revenge of the Spellmans - Lutz, Lisa4
Silent on the Moor - Raybourn, Deanna4
Undone - Slaughter, Karin4
A Duty to the Dead - Todd, Charles3
Air Time - Ryan, Hank Phillippi3
Black Water Rising - Locke, Attica3
Death and the Lit Chick - Malliet, G.M.3
Death Will Help You Leave Him - Zelvin, Elizabeth3
Evil for Evil - Benn, James R.3
Faces of the Gone - Parks, Brad3
Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Evanovich, Janet3
Grave Goods - Franklin, Ariana3
Grave Secret - Harris, Charlaine3
Merry, Merry Ghost - Hart, Carolyn3
Roadside Crosses - Deaver, Jeffery3
Rough Country - Sandford, John3
Royal Flush - Bowen, Rhys3
Spin a Wicked Web - McRae, Cricket3
The Body in the Sleigh - Page, Katherine Hall3
The Merry Misogynist - Cotterill, Colin3
The Unseen - Sokoloff, Alexandra3
The Way Home - Pelecanos, George3
Turn Coat - Butcher, Jim3
Vanilla Ride - Lansdale, Joe R.3
Wicked Prey - Sandford, John3
A Wee Christmas Homicide - Dunnett, Kaitlyn2
Angel’s Advocate - Stanton, Mary2
Beat the Reaper - Bazell, Josh2
Blind Eye - MacBride, Stuart2
Bloodhound - Pierce, Tamora2
Bookplate Special - Barrett, Lorna2
Bryant and May on the Loose - Fowler, Christopher2
Bury Me Deep - Abbott, Megan2
Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof - Clement, Blaize2
Cat Striking Back - Murphy, Shirley Rousseau2
Dare to Die - Hart, Carolyn2
Death Loves a Messy Desk - Maffini, Mary Jane2
Desert Lost - Webb, Betty2
Desolate Angel - McGee, Chaz2
Devil's Garden - Atkins, Ace2
Die for You - Unger, Lisa2
Get Real - Westlake, Donald E.2
In a Gilded Cage - Bowen, Rhys2
In the Guise of Mercy - Hornsby, Wendy2
Iron River - Parker, T. Jefferson2
Mating Season - Loomis, Jon2
Mourning in Miniature - Grace, Margaret2
Murder in Four Parts - Crider, Bill2
Murder In The Raw - Challinor, C.S.2
Murder on a Midsummer Night - Greenwood, Kerry2
New Tricks - Rosenfelt, David2
No Sanctuary - Meredith, Marilyn2
Racing the Devil - Terrell, E. Michael2
Red Bones - Cleeves, Ann2
Sand Sharks - Maron, Margaret2
Swan for the money - Andrews, Donna2
Sworn to Silence - Castillo, Linda2
The Broken Teaglass - Arsenault, Emily2
The Chalk Circle Man (French: 1990) - Vargas, Fred2
The Cold Light of Mourning - Duncan, Elizabeth2
The Crossing Places - Griffiths, Elly2
The Fleet Street Murders - Finch, Charles2
The Gift of Murder - Floyd, John M. (editor)2
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Swedish: 2007) - Larsson, Stieg2
The Help - Stockett, Kathryn2
The Kill Call - Booth, Stephan2
The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers - Penzler, Otto (editor)2
The Mao Case - Qiu, Xiaolong2
The Monster in the Box - Rendell, Ruth2
The Neighbor - Gardner, Lisa2
The Renegades - Parker, T. Jefferson2
The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu - Stanley, Michael2
The Sky Took Him - Casey, Donis2
The Twelve aka The Ghosts of Belfast - Neville, Stuart2
To Hell in a Handbasket - Groundwater, Beth2
Tommy Gun Tango - Randall & Cook, Brant & Bruce2
Trust No One - Hurwitz, Gregg2
Vengeance Road - Mofina, Rick2
Wild Sorrow - Ault, Sandi2
206 Bones - Reichs, Kathy1
2666 - Bolano, Roberto1
A Beautiful Place to Die - Nunn, Malla1
A Darker Domain - McDermid, Val1
A Date You Can't Refuse - Kozak, Harley Jane1
A Matter of Justice - Todd, Charles1
A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder - Flint, Shamini1
A Christmas Promise - Perry, Anne1
A Plague of Secrets - Lescroart, John1
About Face - Leon, Donna1
All the Colors of Darkness - Robinson, Peter1
Aloha Candy Hearts - Bidulka, Anthony1
An Old Chaos: A Latouche County Mystery - Simonson, Sheila1
As if by Magic - Gordon-Smith, Dolores1
Aunt Dimity slays a dragon - Atherton, Nancy1
Await Your Reply - Chaon, Dan1
Bad Things Happen - Dolan, Harry1
BEAST OF BURDEN - Banks, Ray1
Below Zero - Box, C.J.1
Blackbird Fly - McClendon, Lise1
Blindman’s Bluff - Kellerman, Faye1
Blood Atonement - Waddell, Dan1
Blood Hollow - Krueger, William Kent1
Blood Safari - Meyer, Deon1
BLOODY WOMEN - FitzGerald, Helen1
Booby Trap - Jaffarian, Sue Ann1
Born to Run - McDougal, Christopher1
Breathing Water - Hallinan, Timothy1
Bright Futures - Kaminsky, Stuart M.1
BURIED STRANGERS - Gage, Leighton1
Capitol Offense - Bernhardt, William1
Cat Playing Cupid - Murphy, Shirley Rousseau1
Change-up - Feinstein, John1
City of Silver - Alfieri, Annamaria1
Covenant Hall - Wall, Kathryn1
Curse of the Kissing Cousins - Kelner, Toni1
Cut, Crop & Die - Campbell-Slan, Joanna 1
Dark of Night - Brockmann, Suzanne1
Daughter Am I - Bertram, Pat1
Dead LIke Her - Regan, Linda1
Death at Hilliard High - Shmurak, Carole B.1
Death of a Witch - Beaton, M.C.1
Deaths on Pleasant Street - Fowler, Giles 1
Deep Waters - Charles, Kate1
Dexter by Design - Lindsey, Jeff1
Dial Om for Murder - Killian, Diana1
Dismantled - McMahon, Jennifer1
Dispel the Mist - Meredith, Marilyn1
Doggie Day Care Murder - Berenson, Laurie1
Doubleback - Hellman, Libby Fischer1
Dust and shadow - Faye, Lynsay1
Earthway - Thurlo, Aimee & David1
Even Money - Francis, Dick1
Fatally Flaky - Davidson, Diane Mott1
Fault Line - Eisler, Barry1
FED UP - Conant & Conant-Park, Jessica & Susan1
Fell Purpose - Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia1
Fifty Grand - McKinty, Adrian1
Floodgates - Evans, Mary Anna1
Flyaway - Gilbert, Suzie1
For Better For Murder - Bork, Lisa1
GUTTED - Black, Tony1
Homer's Odyssey - Cooper, Gwen1
Honolulu - Brennert, Alan 1
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Ford, Jamie1
Identity Crisis - Mack, Debbi1
KILLER KEEPSAKES - Cleland, Jane K1
LAND OF MARVELS - Unsworth, Barry1
Law & Disorder - Maffini, Mary Jane1
Liars Anonymous - Ure, Louise1
Living Witness - Haddam, Jane1
Londongrad-NYPD - Nadelson, Reggie1
Long Lost - Coben, Harlan1
Look Again - Scottoline, Lisa1
Loot the Moon - Arsenault, Mark1
Mahu Vice - Plakcy, Neil1
Manna From Hades - Dunn, Carola1
Miss Zukas and the Island Murders - Dereske, Jo1
Missing Presumed Wed - Wildwind, Sharon1
Mother’s Day Murder - Meier, Leslie1
Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings - Brightwell, Emily1
Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time - Brightwell, Emily1
Mud to Ashes - Wigglesworth, Gayle1
Murder in Mykonos - Siger, Jeffrey1
Murder in the Dark - Greenwood, Kerry1
Murder in the Latin Quarter - Black, Cara1
Murder on Camac - DeMarco, Joseph R. G.1
Murder Takes the Cake - David, Evelyn1
My Soul to Take - Sigurdardottir, Yrsa1
My Soul to Take - Sigurdardottir, Yrsa1
Nemesis - Nesbo, Jo1
Never Tell a Lie - Ephron, Hallie1
New River Blues - Gunn, Elizabeth1
No Escape - Cooper, Natasha1
No Place To Run - Sawyer, Thomas B.1
Not in the Flesh - Rendell, Ruth1
Now You May Weep - Crombie, Deborah1
Old City Hall - Rotenberg, Robert1
Old Flame - Berkowitz, Ira1
On the Grind - Cannell, Stephen1
Palos Verde Blue - Shannon, John1
Persona Non Grata - Downie, Ruth1
PORTRAIT OF A LADY - Stuckart, Diane A.S.1
Promises in Death - Robb, J.D.1
Queen of the Flowers - Greenwood, Kerry1
Rain Gods - Burke, James Lee1
Ravens - Green, George Dawes1
Red, Green, or Murder - Havill, Steven F.1
River of the dead - Nadel, Barbara1
Rock and Roll Never Forgets - Grabain, Deborah1
Rotten to the Core - Connolly, Sheila1
Sand Sharks - Maron, Margaret1
Schemers - Pronzini, Bill1
Secondhand Spirits - Blackwell, Juliet1
Secret of the Seventh Son - Cooper, Glen1
Secrets To Die For - Sellers, L.J.1
Serpent in the Thorns - Westerson, Jeri1
Server Down - Hayes, J. M.1
Shades of Grey - Simon, Clea1
Shadow of Betrayal - Battles, Brett1
SHADOWS STILL REMAIN - De Jonge, Peter1
Six Seconds - Mofina, Rick1
Skeleton Hill - Lovesey, Peter1
Skull Duggery - Elkins, Aaron1
SLAMMER - Guthrie, Allan1
So Cold the River - Koryta, Michael1
Something Missing - Dicks, Matthew1
Stalked by Shadows - Collett, Chris1
STILL BLEEDING - Mosby, Steve1
Stone's Fall - Pears, Iain1
Strangle a loaf of Italian bread - Dietz, Denise1
Suitable for Hanging - Maron, Margaret1
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - McCall Smith, Alexander1
The Bellini Card - Goodman, Jason1
The Big Dirt Nap - Harris, Rosemary1
The Blood Dimmed Tide - Airth, Rennie1
The Brass Verdict - Connelly, Michael1
The Burning - Walker, Sue1
The Crack in the Lens - Hockensmith, Steve1
The Darkness - Pinter, Jason1
The Darkness - Printer, Jason1
The End of the Road - Henry, Sue1
The Fall Girl - Hill, Kaye C. 1
The Fever of the Bone - McDermid, Val1
The Fitzgerald Ruse - de Castrique, Mark1
The Forgotten Garden - Morton, Kate1
The Fury - Printer, Jason1
The Hidden Man - Ellis, David1
The Innocent Spy - Wilson, Laura1
THE LAST OLYMPIAN - Riordan, Rick1
The Little Stranger - Waters, Sarah1
The Lord God Bird - Hill, Russell1
The Lord of Death - Pattison, Eliot1
The Lost Art of Gratitude - McCall Smith, Alexander1
The Lost Symbol - Brown, Dan1
The Messenger - Burke, Jan1
The Morning Show Murders: A Novel - Roker, Al1
The Mystic Art of Erasing All Signs of Death - Huston, Charlie1
The Night Monster - Swain, James1
The Pain Nurse - Talton, John1
The Price of Love - Robinson, Peter1
The Professional - Parker, Robert B.1
The Riesling Retribution - Crosby, Ellen1
The Shimmer - Morrell, David1
The Siege - White, Stephen1
The Silent Spirit - Coel, Margaret1
The Spire - Patterson, Richard North1
The Surest Poison - Campbell, Chester D1
The Tourist - Steinhauer, Olen1
The Truth about Truman School - Butler, Dori Hillestad1
The Water's Edge (Danish 2007) - Fossum, Karin1
The White Garden - Barron, Stephanie1
THE WITCH DOCTOR'S WIFE - Myers, Tamar1
The Writer's Journey Journal - Burton, Tony (editor)1
The Dark Horse - Johnson, Craig1
The Dead of Winter - Airth, Rennie1
There Goes the Bride - Beaton, M.C.1
Thicker Than Water - Fraser, Anthea1
This Thing of Darkness - Fradkin, Barbara1
This Wicked World - Lange, Richard1
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye - Box, C.J.1
TOWER - Bruen & Reed, Ken & Farrel Coleman 1
Treasure of the Golden Cheetah - Arruda, Suzanne1
Trick or Treat - Greenwood, Kerry1
True Blue - Baldacci, David1
True Compass - Kennedy, Edward M.1
Vanished - Finder, Joseph1
Vi agra Falls - Daheim, Mary1
Walking Dead - Rucka, Greg1
What Remains of Heaven - Harris, C.S.1
When A Man Loves A Weapon - Causey, Toni McGee1
Where the Dead Lay - Levien, David1
Whisper to the Blood - Stabenow, Dana1
Wicked City - Atkins, Ace1
Winter Study - Barr, Nevada1
Working Stiff - Ryan, Annelise1
Wormwood - Albert, Susan Wittig1