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Best Mystery Books of Year
Omar Yussef tracks the killer of a member of the ancient sect of Samaritans in the West Bank -- only to uncover a deadly secret from his best friend's past.

The Samaritan's Secret, the third of my Palestinian crime novels, was named one of the Best Mystery Books of the Year for 2009 by <a href="http://www.deadlypleasures.com/index.html">Deadly Pleasures</a>, the crime fiction magazine with the best read on websites and what fans like. The cover you see here is from the US paperback edition of The Samaritan's Secret which'll be out in the New Year. The Deadly Pleasures list includes some of my personal favorites too--it's great to be in the company of James Ellroy, whose "Blood's a Rover" was a fitting culmination to his Underworld USA trilogy. Thanks to Deadly Pleasures. Read the rest of the list <a href="http://murdermysterymayhem.blogspot.com/2009/11/deadly-pleasures.html">here</a> and let me know what you think of it. Did they miss anything good?