Best Mystery And Thriller Books Of So FarI n literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. In stingingly topical style, the behaviours of its characters six decades ago, including George Smiley , are examined by the modern forces of political correctness. Mick Herron has carved out his own distinctive territory by focusing on a squad of failed spooks whom Sir George would never tolerate. Locke is progressively dramatising black US history; with this book she reaches the Obama era. Denise Mina, a worthy regular on crime book award shortlists, showed her range by taking the Gordon Burn prize , established to honour a great explorer of the borders between fact and fiction. In The Long Drop Harvill Secker Mina combines two genres unusual for her — faction and historical — in a superb recreation of a Glasgow serial murder trial and risk of miscarriage of justice in
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2017 Rules & Eligibility
It seems like every year turns out to be a Golden Age of Thrillers, and was no exception. In fact, we saw so many edge-of-your-seat thrillers with so many compelling characters, surprising twists, and heart-pounding action scenes it was tough to narrow it down to just Add to Bag. As an adult Rosalind returned to Smithson High School to teach drama, and when she turns up in a local lake, dead of strangulation, it falls to lead homicide investigator Gemma Woodstock to solve the mystery of her murder. They find themselves in the town of Grand, a festering place of economic decline, crime, drug wars—and a growing population of militia-style groups.
Old masters have returned and brand new sleuths have left us thoroughly captivated. And who could be more qualified to pick the very best books of the year than the experts — our favourite crime writers themselves! The Trespasser , the sixth in the series, leaps over the high bar set by French who is alas no relative. Simon Lelic , author of The House :. Touching on issues that are both powerful and harrowing, it is a psychological thriller of the highest order.
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