Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The “Post” Posts Its Preferences

This is turning out to be a big week for publications announcing their favorite books published in 2015. The latest one to broadcast its reading preferences is The Washington Post, which has selected only five “Best Mystery Books and Thrillers” of the year:

A Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George (Viking)
Brush Back, by Sara Paretsky (Putnam)
Dark Corners, by Ruth Rendell (Scribner)
Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham (Doubleday)
The Whites, by Richard Price as Harry Brandt (Henry Holt)

Meanwhile, a few novels that could just have well have been categorized under crime fiction instead show up in the Post’s list of general fiction:

Delicious Foods, by James Hannaham (Little, Brown)
Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press)
Finders Keepers, by Stephen King (Scribner)
GBH, by Ted Lewis (Soho Crime)
Girl Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Strangler Vine, by M.J. Carter (Putnam)

1 comment:

Deborah Lacy said...

It's a good list. I just finished Banquet of Consequences and Girl with a Gun in the past two weeks and enjoyed both of them.