Monday, December 11, 2023

Still More for Your Reading Pile

Adding further to this season’s barrage of “best crime fiction of 2023” lists, English author Natasha Cooper’s own seven preferences have been posted on the Literary Review Web site:

The Translator, by Harriet Crawley (Bitter Lemon Press)
The End of the Game, by Holly Watt (Raven)
The Last Dance, by Mark Billingham (Sphere)
Deep Dark Blue, by Seraina Kobler (Pushkin Press)
The Scarlet Papers, by Matthew Richardson (Michael Joseph)
All of Us are Broken, by Fiona Cummins (Macmillan)
Between the Lies, by Louise Tickle (Cinto)

(Hat tip to Fraser Massey).

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Not content with having already announced its nominations of “The Best Crime Novels of 2023” and “The Best Crime TV of 2023,” CrimeReads is now out with its 10 picks of “The Best Debuts Novels of 2023” (again in the crime and mystery field).

The Shamshine Blind, by Paz Pardo (Atria)
Scorched Grace, by Margot Douaihy (Zando/Gillian Flynn)
The Quiet Tenant, by Clémence Michallon (Knopf)
Better the Blood, by Michael Bennett (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Good Ones, by Polly Stewart (Harper)
The House in the Pines, by Ana Reyes (Dutton)
Mother-Daughter Murder Night, by Nina Simon (Morrow)
Death of a Bookseller, by Alice Slater (Scarlet)
The Gulf, by Rachel Cochran (Harper)
Our Best Intentions, by Vibhuti Jain (Morrow)

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