Friday, February 8, 2008

Six top political thrillers

In 2007 Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, named a "critic's chart" of "six American noir masters" for the London Times.

Now he's named his top political thrillers for the paper.

Number One on his list:

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

Francis Urquhart - more ruthlessly corrupt than any expenses-massaging real-life MP - is a great literary monster.

Read the full list.

See Forshaw's "critic's chart" of "six American noir masters."

Read: The Page 69 Test: Michael Dobbs' The Lords’ Day.

--Marshal Zeringue