Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Oline Cogdill's 15 best mystery novels of 2015

Among Oline Cogdill's fifteen best mystery novels of 2015:
Hush Hush by Laura Lippman

“Hush Hush” by Laura Lippman (William Morrow): Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan’s most welcome return after a three-year hiatus finds the perceptive detective juggling motherhood of a precocious toddler while working for a wealthy woman who was found not guilty of killing her infant daughter 12 years before. Parenting issues seldom are fodder for crime fiction, but Lippman uses this to provide an emotional depth for an exciting mystery that spins on the precise character studies.
Read about another book on Cogdill's list.

The Page 69 Test: Hush Hush.

--Marshal Zeringue