Monday, May 21, 2007

Overlooked and underappreciated crime novels

The Rap Sheet is running yet another entertaining and enlightening feature about crime fiction.

Editor J. Kingston Pierce "invited scores of crime novelists, critics, and bloggers from all over the world to answer a not-so-simple question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years?"

Among those who responded: Michael Connelly, Laura Lippman, Ian Rankin, Michael Marshall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Temple, Zoƫ Sharp, Lee Child, Gary Phillips, Sarah Weinman, Barry Eisler, Sara Paretsky, and Declan Hughes. And there are many more.

Read the first round of responses.

--Marshal Zeringue