Saturday, December 02, 2023

“Suspense, Dread and Wonder”

New York Times writer at large Sarah Lyall is out today with her nominations of “The Best Thrillers of 2023.” Unlike some critics this year, she’s kept her list short, mentioning only six titles.

Whalefall, by Daniel Kraus (MTV)
The Plinko Bounce, by Martin Clark (Rare Bird)
Going Zero, by Anthony McCarten (Harper)
The Soulmate, by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s Press)
How Can I Help You, by Laura Sims (Putnam)
The Secret Hours, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)

I’m hoping the appearance of this list portends the imminent publication of her fellow Times critic Sarah Weinman’s choices for best crime and mystery novels of 2023.

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