Knife: Jo Nesbo

The problem with most popular successful police/detective/suspense series is that readers and publishers demand the exact same things in the next in the series, making the series a quick parody and mockery of itself.

Nesbo seems to avoid this. Harry Hole seems just as compelling and flawed and genius as he always has.

Robicheaux: James Lee Burke

Burke is a US national treasure, simply an amazing writer, and his latest in the sacred-but-flawed Louisiana titular detective does not disappoint.

Other than the opening chapter, which could use some editing, a strong addition to the series.