In my list last week I omitted the History and Fiction. In my opinion there are no better than Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke. Close behind in a similar genre is Walter Mosley. All three can paint some amazing word pictures. As an aside my final count for books read in 2016 was 156.
- The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
- The Jealous Kind: A Novel by James Lee Burke
- Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley
- El Paso: A Novel by Winston Groom
- The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands
- Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
- Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil