Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Rap Sheet’s 10 favorite crime novels of 2011

J. Kingston Pierce is both the editor of The Rap Sheet and the senior editor of January Magazine.

One of his ten favorite crime novels of 2011:
City of Secrets, by Kelli Stanley

Beautiful but blasphemous San Francisco sleuth Miranda Corbie starts out trying to identify the murderer of a peep-show employee at her city’s 1940 world’s fair, a woman found desecrated with an anti-Jewish slur. Following a second slaying, though, the pool of suspects expands to include not just prospective lovers and racial bigots, but American Nazis, and lands Corbie in a Napa Valley asylum where it might not just be the insane who are crazy.
Read about the other novels on the list.

My Book, the Movie: City of Secrets.

The Page 69 Test: City of Secrets.

Writers Read: Kelli Stanley.

--Marshal Zeringue