I adored the previous Alex Southerland novels, so when I got the ARC for this one I practically squealed with joy. It was worth the wait!
This novella won both Hugo and Nebula, a big distinction. I like to occasionally read what's the art-critics like in the genre, so delved in.
As a lover of fantasy and detectives I've long had Glen Cook's Garrett Files on my TBR. This review is for the first in the series, but I expect to read through it this year.
I've long had Maddox Roberts' SPQR series on my TBR list (ever since I started reading Roman whodunits - Lindsey Davis, Steven Saylor, et al), but it took some time to get to this series.
I've heard good things about Tregillis' works and their historical-fantasy settings and vibes, and given that this book is a standalone (often my preference) and a noir detective to boot I was drawn.