Saturday, December 03, 2011

Taking His Best Shots

UK critic and bon vivant Mike Ripley’s last “Getting Away with Murder” column of 2011 covers everything from Ross Macdonald’s literary endurance and The Daily Telegraph’s “Best Thrillers of 2011” list to a virtual tour of the Parish Church of Fenchurch St. Paul (featured in Dorothy L. Sayers’ Nine Tailors, the Q.R. Markham plagiarism scandal, and forthcoming fiction from John Harvey, Jim Kelly, and Sam Eastland.

However, this Shots contributor saves the best for last: the presentation of his Shots of the Year awards, which includes a thumbs-up to Martin Cruz Smith’s Three Stations as the “best crime novel” of 2011 (though it actually appeared in the States last year).

You can read all of Ripley’s December column here.

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