Thursday, January 30, 2020

Seven crime novels where murder is a group experience

C. J. Tudor is the author of the newly released The Other People as well as The Hiding Place and The Chalk Man, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and the Strand Magazine Award for Best Debut Novel. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over artist, and dog walker. She is now thrilled to be able to write full-time, and doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much. She lives in England with her partner and daughter.

At CrimeReads, Tudor tagged seven "books where murder is not a solo event but a shared experience," including [spoiler alert]:
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner.

Over a few drinks, the strangers start a game of truth. Ted talks about his stale marriage and cheating wife and jokes that he could kill her. Lily, as you do, offers to help. ‘After all, some people are the kind worth killing...

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s bond strengthens as they begin to plot his wife’s death. But Lily hasn’t been entirely honest with Ted about her past. The murderous duo find themselves embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse... with a savvy detective on their tail.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Kind Worth Killing.

The Page 69 Test: The Kind Worth Killing.

--Marshal Zeringue