Thursday, October 06, 2011

Top 10 psychological thrillers

Alex Barclay is the author of two novels featuring NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi, Darkhouse and The Caller. She won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her third novel, Blood Runs Cold.

In 2007 at the Guardian, she named her top ten psychological thrillers, including:
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

A teenage gangster in Brighton's grimy underworld, Pinkie Brown is untroubled by human emotion, quick to manipulate or eliminate what stands in his way. Brighton Rock delivers a brilliant take on the battle of good and evil and the influence of the Catholic church in a world where life is stripped down to its wretched elements. Strangely, a life Pinkie will do anything to hang on to.
Read about another book on the list.

Brighton Rock also appears on Linda Grant's five best list of books with novel approaches to kindness.

--Marshal Zeringue