John’s Favorite Books – Part 2
The yellow covered book under that is Lullaby Town by Robert Crais. While it is not the first Elvis Cole novel, it is by far the most scarce. Crais has been another of my favorites since I first began collecting. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are two of the best characters in modern suspense fiction.
Next is Black Echo by Michael Connelly (with the ever important “blue band”). This is Connelly’s debut book that introduced us to his most enduring character, Harry Bosch (an Edgar Award winner for best first novel). I consider my Connelly books invaluable, and as long as I continue to collect they will hold a special place on my shelves.
Following that is Stephen Hunter’s The Master Sniper. Before he started writing about Bob Lee Swagger – “Bob the Nailer” – he penned this title. Considered the most scarce of his books, it has become quite hard to find. Hunter, a former movie critic for the Washington Post is a Pulitzer Prize winner, whose new releases always interrupt my reading priorities.