Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ten of the best crime novels, 2012

At Kirkus Reviews, J. Kingston Pierce named his favorite crime novels of the year, including:
The Yard, by Alex Grecian:

It’s 1889, a year after the Ripper killings, and London’s Metropolitan Police Force faces another series cutthroat—this one targeting members of its own Murder Squad. Assigned to capture the perpetrator is newly promoted Det. Insp. Walter Day, who’ll turn for assistance to Dr. Bernard Kingsley, a forward-thinking pathologist. Meanwhile, young Constable Nevil Hammersmith delves into the mystery of a boy abandoned in the chimney of a private residence—a case that will see him stripped and drugged by the home’s comely mistress, and make him a target for the same assassin Day and Kingsley are struggling to bring down.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue