Sunday, December 23, 2018

Ten mysteries that explore the noir world of social media

Molly Odintz is the Associate Editor for CrimeReads. She grew up in Austin and worked as a bookseller at BookPeople for years before her recent move up to New York City for a life in crime. She likes cats, crime novels, and coffee.

At CrimeReads she tagged ten "mystery novels to make us even more afraid of technology than we already are," including:
The Last Hack by Christopher Brookmyre

In The Last Hack, Brookmyre introduces a feminist hacker whose technological brilliance is matched only by her problems outside the internet. Her mother’s in prison, her father’s identity is a cipher, and she’s worried about losing custody of her handicapped younger sister. Oh, and she’s experiencing increasingly vicious bullying from the other girls at her school, who do not approve of her good grades and ambitious goals. While much of the story has her teaming up with a reporter to infiltrate a highly secure technology firm, she also makes time for some sweet social media revenge against her tormentors.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue