Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Six top crime novels that double as great literature

Adam Sternbergh is the culture editor of the New York Times Magazine and the author of Shovel Ready, a future-noir thriller about a garbageman-turned-hitman set in a dystopian New York City. One of his six favorite crime novels that double as great literature, as shared at The Week magazine:
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Woodrell is building a solid case for himself as the Faulkner of the Ozarks and started that work with this wounded tale of a tenacious young girl struggling to find her missing father. The movie made Jennifer Lawrence famous, and Woodrell more than deserves the same fate.
Read about the other books on the list.

Winter's Bone is one of Lauren Passell's ten must-read books that take place in the Midwest.

--Marshal Zeringue