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Best crime books of 2012

It’s been a dark year, judging from my 10 picks from 2012’s crop of crime fiction. Complicated, often unreliable or unlikable narrators populate many of these novels, and every one has at least one twist to surprise even the most jaundiced reader.

Hallie Ephron

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