Saturday, December 30, 2006

A top ten list of crime fiction

J. Kingston Pierce of The Rap Sheet has posted his top-10 list of crime-fiction picks from the last year.

Two of the titles were among my favorite books in that category, several others were already on my "To Read" list, and now I'll add the rest.

George Pelecanos' The Night Gardener made Pierce's list and mine. Last summer I linked to some of Pelecanos' favorite books, and later made a case that The Night Gardener is the second best novel for fans of HBO's The Wire.

The other title on Pierce's list and mine: Duane Swierczynski's The Blonde, a novel that I'd like to adapt for the big screen.

Also here on the blog: Swierczynski put his novel The Wheelman to the "page 69" test.

--Marshal Zeringue