Post Tagged with: "CRIME"

CRIME

James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

“My relationship with L.A. is largely imaginative; it allows me to ignore the untenable aspects of L.A. today,” says the author of Perfidia.

Posted by × November 5, 2014 ×

CRIME

Autumn Killing

Autumn Killing

By MONS KALLENTOFT; Translated by NEIL SMITH

A Stockholm detective struggles with a brutal killing, and her own self-destructive spiral.

Posted by × October 29, 2014 ×

A READING LIFE

Life Deluxe

Life Deluxe

By JENS LAPIDUS; Translated from the Swedish by ASTRI VON ARBIN AHLANDER

Why this conclusion to a Stockholm-set trilogy is one of the best crime novels in recent memory.

Posted by × September 29, 2014 ×

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

The White Van

The White Van

By PATRICK HOFFMAN

A woman finds her courage on the run from vengeful gangsters and a heist gone awry.

Posted by × September 23, 2014 ×

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

Red Joan

Red Joan

By JENNIE ROONEY

Cold War threats of mutual annihilation cast a long shadow in a tale of idealism, love, betrayal, and mortality.

Posted by × August 1, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

After I’m Gone

After I’m Gone

Baltimore gambling boss Felix Brewer vanished ten years ago, leaving behind both illegal business and respectable family.  Now his ex-girlfriend is found dead.  Is Felix back?  And why? Cold cases warm up under Laura Lippman’s expert hand, and this one’s no exception.

Posted by × February 14, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

Caught

Caught

Lisa Moore’s crackerjack heist thriller doubles as a winning character study of a self-assured drug runner,  on the lam and seeking escape from Columbia to Canada.

Posted by × February 4, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

Shovel Ready

Shovel Ready

A garbageman-turned-assassin roams a terrorist attacked New York of the not-so-distant future, searching for the evangelist’s daughter he’s been hired to kill, and the shocking motives of his employers.  Adam Sternbergh’s gritty dystopic thriller hits like a ton of bricks. 

Posted by × January 24, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

Phantoms of Breslau

Phantoms of Breslau

In the latest chapter of Marek Krajewski’s arrestingly inventive noir series, the murder of four naked sailors on a secluded island puts Polish detective Eberhard Mock back on the case.  Decadent detection at its finest.

Posted by × January 9, 2014 ×

A READING LIFE

Killing the Tiger

Killing the Tiger

Gene Kerrigan’s tales of Irish crime and corruption topped one critic’s year in reading.

Posted by × December 30, 2013 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Hawthorn & Child

Hawthorn & Child

By KEITH RIDGWAY

A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.

Posted by × November 27, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

Police

Police

The tenth encounter of Jo Nesbø’s Oslo cop Harry Hole with the Nordic crime scene finds the wounded detective bed-bound on the edge of death, while friends and co-workers carry the thrilling tale of serial cop assassination to its grim and unforgettable conclusion.

Posted by × November 20, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

The Double

The Double

In his second outing, George Pelecanos’s D.C. private eye Spero Lucas confronts internet scammers, gigolo blackmailers, murderers and art thieves in a whirlwind of sleuthing, violence, and passion on the side.

Posted by × November 18, 2013 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Narcoland

Narcoland

By ANABEL HERNÁNDEZ

The creation of a state of terror.

Posted by × October 23, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Crime fiction expert Sarah Weinman collars fourteen groundbreaking and gripping tales of domestic suspense by women.  You may know Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Jackson, but here’s your chance to rediscover Margaret Millar, Helen Nielsen, and other pioneering explorers of obsession, vengeance, lust and greed.

Posted by × September 11, 2013 ×