Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Top ten dirty cop novels

Adrian McKinty's books include the Detective Sean Duffy novels The Cold Cold Ground, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, Gun Street Girl, Rain Dogs and Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly, and the standalone historical The Sun Is God. The Cold Cold Ground won the Spinetingler Award. I Hear the Sirens in the Street won the Barry Award and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. In the Morning I'll Be Gone won the Ned Kelly Award and was selected by the American Library Association as one of the top-10 crime fiction novels of 2014. Gun Street Girl was shortlisted for the Anthony, Ned Kelly, and Edgar Awards.

In 2017 at CrimeReads he tagged his ten top dirty cop novels, including:
Maxine Paetro and James Patterson, 11th Hour

When millionaire Chaz Smith is killed the very pregnant Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the killings of four San Francisco mobsters and that it was taken from her own department’s evidence locker. Boxer puts her life and reputation on the line to solve the case.
Read about the other book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue