Friday, September 7, 2018

Six mysteries that will make you a believer in heartland noir

Mindy Mejia's books include Everything You Want Me To Be and Leave No Trace. At CrimeReads she tagged six mysteries that will make you a believer in Midwestern noir, including:
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Award-winning author Lori Rader-Day’s third novel follows a reclusive handwriting expert trying to help locate an abducted child while keeping her own past buried. The small towns housing the heroine’s past and present are pitch-perfect examples of Midwestern life, places without pomp or pretense bordered by cornfields and lakes hidden in stands of pines. Even as the protagonist runs from her hometown, she becomes drawn inexorably back to that place in the Heartland so many of us know, where friendliness lives next door to violence and nothing is forgotten.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue