Saturday, November 12, 2016

Seven thrilling, disturbing mysteries written by women

At the A.V. Club Karin Slaughter recommended seven thrilling, disturbing mysteries written by women. One title she promoted:
Garnethill by Denise Mina

KS: Denise Mina is so fantastic about writing about what’s really close to what actually happens with most crimes, which is that people just make stupid mistakes. And they keep making them and keep making them, and suddenly they can’t dig themselves out. The main character in this book is an addict—she’s an alcoholic—and she gets blackout drunk, and she wakes up and her boyfriend has been brutally murdered, and she’s not sure whether or not she did it. It’s really just a fantastic opening. The boyfriend is also her therapist. She has a psychiatric history that’s really dark and just the suspense of who she is—did she do this horrible thing? Is she capable of doing this? The not-knowing is just a fantastic trick that...[read on]
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue