Thursday, April 4, 2019

Seven modern classics of small town mystery

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in creative writing awarded by the University of Sussex.

Kiernan is the author of Too Close to Breathe and, most recently, The Killer in Me.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven favorite modern classics of small town mystery. One title on the list:
The Dry, by Jane Harper

Set in the fictional town of Kiewarra, Aaron Falk returns to his hometown having left it under suspicious circumstances in his teens. His childhood best-friend is said to have murdered his wife and son before turning the gun on himself. The trauma of the family murder sears through the town, old wounds are opened and it seems that for Kiewarra loyalty is a scarce as rainfall.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Dry is among Sarah J. Harris's top eight mysteries with images that might stay with you forever and Fiona Barton's eight favorite cold-case mysteries.

--Marshal Zeringue