Oline writes for the McClatchy newspaper chain and Mystery Scene magazine, and she just signed on to do some reviewing for The Associated Press. Praise means a lot coming from her because she really knows her stuff.
Her list of the top five debuts appears in her column just below her list of the top 20 non-debut novels of the year. In my previous post on this blog, I listed MY top 10 of 2010, and I can’t help but point out that only four of them appear on her top 20 list. This reflects less a disagreement than the fact that this was a very good year for crime fiction. You can find Oline’s column here.