Monday, November 13, 2023

Kirkus Follows a Separate Course

Not to be outdone, Kirkus Reviews has now released its own nominations for the “Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2023.” It’s a rather idiosyncratic list, and two of the dozen works included didn’t even win starred reviews this year. Nonetheless, those novels I managed to read from this selection were remarkable.

The Lost Americans, by Christopher Bollen (Harper)
Green for Danger, by Christianna Brand (Poisoned Pen Press)
Blaze Me a Sun, by Christoffer Carlsson (Hogarth)
One Last Kill, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
Night Will Find You, by Julia Heaberlin (Flatiron)
Reykjavik, by Ragnar Jónasson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir (Minotaur)
Every Man a King, by Walter Mosley (Mulholland)
Bright Young Women, by Jessica Knoll (S&S/Marysue Rucci)
The Stolen Coast, by Dwyer Murphy (Viking)
Code of the Hills, by Chris Offutt (Grove Press)
A Line in the Sand, by Kevin Powers (Little, Brown)
Crook Manifesto, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

(Hat tip to Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.)

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