Monday, June 25, 2018

Eleven top crime books featuring investigative reporters

J. G. Hetherton's new novel is Last Girl Gone. At CrimeReads he tagged eleven great crime books featuring investigative reporters, including:
Rogue Island, by Bruce DeSilva

DeSilva’s debut earned him an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and his industry experience shines through on every page. He’s another example of a career journalist slinging ink in a new direction, but unlike Connelly, he doesn’t shy away from using a reporter as his main character. We follow a disenchanted Liam Mulligan hot on the trail of a serial arsonist burning up his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Mulligan has an old-school sensibility that makes him a spiritual successor to the newspapermen of yesteryear, and here we get to see DeSilva’s expertise on full display.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Rogue Island.

--Marshal Zeringue