Not the books themselves, the covers. Some of these I haven't read. Some I did and loved, others I wasn't so crazy about. But I loved the covers.
(A couple of my choices are not strictly mystery or crime thriller, but I say they're close enough.)
I got the idea for this post from The Rap Sheet, J. Kingston Pierce's sensational mystery website. They're featuring a voting gadget for their choices of the best cover. But I am gadget free.
You're welcome to vote, though. What if any of these were your favorite covers for 2011?
My favorite cover this year but it's not a mystery or crime thriller so didn't include it above.