Friday, December 16, 2016

Kathy Reichs's six best books

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist and bestselling crime novelist. Her books include Déjà Dead, Cross Bones, and the story collection The Bone Collection, as well as the Virals series for young adults. She created the TV series Bones. One of her six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:

A young FBI agent is asked to interview the serial killer Hannibal Lecter in order to get information to solve a current serial murder case. It’s a great thriller and influenced my decision to write fiction. I liked the use of cryptic clues and forensic science.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Silence of The Lambs is among Matt Suddain's five great meals from literature, Elizabeth Heiter's ten favorite serial killer novels, Jill Boyd's five books with the worst fictional characters to invite to Thanksgiving, Monique Alice's six great fictional evil geniuses, sixteen book-to-movie adaptations that won Academy Awards. Red Dragon appears on Kimberly Turner's list of the ten most disturbing sociopaths in literature and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best dragons in literature and ten of the best tattoos in literature, and the (U.K.) Telegraph 110 best books; Andrew Gross says "it should be taught as [a text] in Thriller 101."

--Marshal Zeringue