Friday, June 30, 2006

Time's five favorite mystery writers

Time magazine just named "5 Mystery Writers Worth Investigating."

One of the five:

Death's Little Helpers by Peter Spiegelman

"As a husband, he was a lying, selfish prick," says John March's latest client about the celebrity Wall Street analyst she wants him to track down--not because she misses the creep but because she and her lesbian lover need his child-support checks. The case leads March, a former sheriff's investigator with a dead wife and a shadowy past, into a snake pit of betrayal and double dealing--the paranoid underside of the dotcom boom. Spiegelman worked in financial services and software for more than 20 years before taking up fiction. He knows how thin the air is in New York City's office towers and what breathing too much of it does to your soul.

Click here to see Time's other four choices.

Earlier this year the Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2005. Click here to read about the winners.

--Marshal Zeringue