Saturday, December 05, 2015

Stasio’s Standouts

Although she doesn’t technically label it a “best of 2015” list, New York Times mystery-fiction critic Marilyn Stasio’s collection of mini-reviews covering “this year’s outstanding books about homicidal children, psychopaths and cold-blooded murderers” certainly looks to be exactly that. Her 10 picks--presented below--are noteworthy for being quite different from those appearing on other reviewers’ rundowns.

Those We Left Behind, by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)
Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer (Atlantic Monthly)
Reykjavik Nights, by Arnaldur Indridason (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)
Solitude Creek, by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central)
World Gone By, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)
Unbecoming, by Rebecca Scherm (Viking)
Down Among the Dead Men, by Peter Lovesey (Soho Crime)
Let Me Die in His Footsteps, by Lori Roy (Dutton)
The Fatal Flame, by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam)
The Redeemers, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)

You will find all of Stasio’s comments about these novels here.

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