Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Seven notable suspense novels

E. Lockhart's new novel is We Were Liars. At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog she tagged her favorite suspense novels, including:
Patricia Highsmith was always more interested in the warped mind of the criminal than the logical mind of the investigator. Her most famous book, The Talented Mr. Ripley, has several monster plot twists and invests the reader in the heart and brain of a disturbed young man. It also unpacks the follies of privileged rich Americans through the eyes of an outsider who has one foot in their world.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Talented Mr Ripley is on Sally O'Reilly's top ten list of novels inspired by Shakespeare, Walter Kirn's top six list of books on deception, Stephen May's top ten list of impostors in fiction, Simon Mason's top ten list of chilling fictional crimes, Melissa Albert's list of eight books to change a villain, Koren Zailckas's list of eleven of literature's more evil characters, Alex Berenson's five best list of books about Americans abroad John Mullan's list of ten of the best examples of rowing in literature, Tana French's top ten maverick mysteries list, the Guardian's list of the 50 best summer reads ever, the Telegraph's ultimate reading list, and Francesca Simon's top ten list of antiheroes.

--Marshal Zeringue