Friday, July 7, 2017

Five great mystery novels that are “Howdunnits”

At B&N Reads Jeff Somers tagged five great mystery novels in which the authors "tell you exactly who did it up front, and precisely why—and spend the rest of the book explaining how," including:
The Crossing, by Michael Connelly

Connelly doesn’t come right out and say the two cops Harry Bosch finds himself at odds with are crooked, and the culprits behind the murder of Lexi Parks, but he makes it very clear. Bosch, at this point in the series forced into an unhappy retirement and reluctantly working as an investigator, knows every trick a dirty cop can use to hide errors, plat evidence, and generally gin up a case where none exists, and he can tell from his first glance at the Parks case file that nothing in it is right. The true fun of the novel is following Bosch’s dogged efforts to figure out what really happened.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue