Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ten best crime novels: 2009

Bill Ott named his ten best list of 2009 crime novels (defined as books reviewed in Booklist between May 1, 2008, and April 15, 2009).

One title on Ott's list:
Liars Anonymous. By Louise Ure. 2009. St. Martin’s/Minotaur, $25.95 (9780312375867).

Jessica Dancing Gamage got away with murder and has been living with it ever since. Now the past comes back full force when she is forced to return to her home turf. This masterfully constructed psychological thriller, which rests on fiercely moral underpinnings, cements Ure’s position alongside such masters as Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters.
Read about another book on Ott's list.

The Page 69 Test: Liars Anonymous.

--Marshal Zeringue