Best Mystery & Thriller — Goodreads Choice AwardsComic caper novels, psychological thrillers, and history-mystery blends dominate the best crime fiction reviewed in Booklist from May 1, , through April 15, If you love that special brew of light and dark that characterizes the best caper novels, you have to be a little giddy after a year in which three writers of the caliber of Stephen Dobyns Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? The Cartel , by Don Winslow. Dodgers , by Bill Beverly. East, a year-old gang member who has never been out of L. The journey is transformative, forcing East to confront problems inside and outside the van while figuring out who he is and why he was sent along. The premise is terrific, the prose is remarkable, and the characters all live, breathe, and bleed.
The best crime fiction of 2016
From a serial killer in mid-century Glasgow, to a Texas Ranger taking on white supremacists in the backwoods, to the deaths of hundreds in the Guyanese jungle, it was a hard-hitting, provocative year in crime literature, a genre well-suited to the messy brutality of modern times. We present to you our idiosyncratic selection of favorites from Denise Mina, The Long Drop. The short length of this brilliant, vicious send-off of mid-century Glasgow belies its thought-provoking complexities. As they get drunker, the lines between killer and mourner blur along with their vision. Read Denise Mina on telling the true crime stories of gritty Glasgow. Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes.
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By Richard Montanari. One of them is named lead detective on two long-unsolved murders that seem to have inspired a new round of grotesque and seemingly random killings. By Dan Fesperman. On his first day on the job, a freshly minted police detective is assigned to fish a corpse out of the Hudson, the ninth floater that week and one of some a year. A more civilized sensibility survives in the old, frail man on the Lower East Side who charges a modest fee to write letters for illiterate clients frantic for news of their relatives back home in Eastern Europe.