Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ten top mystery books

Thomas H. Cook is a thriller and mystery writer of over 20 books. His latest novel is Sandrine's Case.

He tagged his top ten mystery books for Publishers Weekly. One title on the list:
Sneaky People by Thomas Berger

This is arguably one of the funniest crime novels ever written. It is set in the 1930s, and its main character is Buddy Sandifer, a used car dealer who wants one very simple thing: his wife dead. The reason is no less simple. He yearns to live the rest of his days with Laverne, a woman who on occasion dimly realizes that sleeping with men for money adds up to prostitution. Buddy’s efforts to plot his wife’s murder creates one of the most hilarious tales of misadventure you will ever read.
Read about another novel on Cook's list.

Learn about Cook's five top books on the writing life.

--Marshal Zeringue