Friday, December 03, 2021

Wilson’s Winners

British author and book critic Laura Wilson has selected, for The Guardian, what she contends are “Five of the Best Crime [Novels] and Thrillers of 2021.” Below are her picks.

Silverview, by John le Carré (Viking)
Riccardino, by Andrea Camilleri (Mantle)
The First Day of Spring, by Nancy Tucker (Hutchinson)
Girl A, by Abigail Dean (HarperCollins)
Winter Counts, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Simon & Schuster)

As Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine editor George Easter points out, “Winter Counts … is a 2021 title in the UK, but was highly praised and won several awards as a 2020 title in the U.S.” That propulsive novel and le Carré’s delightful Silverview are the only two choices from Wilson’s list that I have also read. The First Day of Spring somehow completely eluded my radar this year.

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