Wednesday, December 20, 2017

“Crime Literature, a Genre Well-Suited to
the Messy Brutality of Modern Times”

The Web site Literary Hub is out today with one of the better “Best Crime Books of 2017” lists I’ve seen. It’s a long list, to be sure, covering both British and U.S. releases, and adding a section of true-crime titles. Among the many works earning praise are Denise Mina’s The Long Drop, Arnaldur Indridason’s The Shadow District, Ausma Zehanat Khan’s Among the Ruins, Philip Kerr’s Prussian Blue, Don Winslow’s The Force, Susan Perabo’s The Fall of Lisa Bellow, Stephen Mack Jones’ August Snow, Joe Ide’s Righteous, and The Obama Inheritance, a short-story collection edited by Gary Phillips.

Click here to see all of the choices.

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