Saturday, November 12, 2016

Seven top thrilling, disturbing mysteries written by women

At the A.V. Club Karin Slaughter recommended seven thrilling, disturbing mysteries written by women. One title she tagged:
212 by Alafair Burke

KS: This one is really a New York-centric kind of murder book. It’s about Ellie Hatcher, who is a detective with NYPD, and she’s investigating the murder of a student. The girl has been targeted by people at school on the gossip website and all that. When I was thinking about books that men might be interested in and it might open their eyes to something different in the world, one of the reasons I like this book is because it shows just what—at a very personal level for the character—what that kind of stalking does.

I think a lot of guys who are on the internet a lot, they’re kind of anesthetized to some of the violent language and all that because they see it all the time. So they’re not as shocked, but I don’t think they think so much about, “Okay, well, what’s on the other side of that? What about the woman who’s reading that?” Also, it’s just a really good...[read on]
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: 212.

--Marshal Zeringue