Friday, May 22, 2009

Ten best debut crime novels: 2009

Bill Ott named his ten best list of 2009 debut crime novels (defined as books reviewed in Booklist between May 1, 2008, and April 15, 2009).

One title on Ott's list:
Singularity. By Kathryn Casey. 2008. St. Martin’s/Minotaur, $24.95 (9780312379506).

A criminal profiler with the Texas Rangers, Sarah Armstrong catches a psychiatrist’s dream case: a serial killer who poses his victims as if in rapture, with bloody crosses painted on the wall above the bed—clearly the work of someone on a twisted moral mission. This impressive fictional debut from an established true-crime author introduces a memorable heroine with brains, moxie, and heart.
Read about all ten books on Ott's list.

The Page 69 Test: Singularity.

Also see: Ten best crime novels: 2009.

--Marshal Zeringue