Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Los Angeles Times: 2008 crime fiction favorites

Sarah Weinman compiled the "best of 2008" list of crime fiction and mysteries for the Los Angeles Times.

One paragraph from the column:
In recent years, the mystery has become truly international. Zoë Ferraris' "Finding Nouf" (Houghton Mifflin) conveys how Saudi Arabia perceives the United States, revealing this cloistered country's heart and mind. Tom Rob Smith's "Child 44" (Grand Central) sets a grisly serial killer saga against the last days of Stalin's regime. It lives up to all of its considerable hype, as does Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (Alfred A. Knopf).
Read the full article.

Read an excerpt from Finding Nouf, and learn more about the book and author at Zoë Ferraris' website.

The Page 69 Test: Finding Nouf.

Read an excerpt from Child 44, and learn more about the book at the publisher's website.

The Page 69 Test: Child 44.

--Marshal Zeringue