Saturday, January 09, 2016

Top 10 U.S.-set crime novels of 2015: MysteryPeople

At MysteryPeople Molly tagged her top ten U.S.-set crime novels of 2015, including:
The Bishop’s Wife and His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette Ivie Harrison, previously the author of numerous young adult novels, is now two books into her Linda Wallheim series. The Bishop’s Wife, Harrison’s first in the series, tackles relationship violence in the Mormon community while exploring the lure of a traditional Mormon lifestyle. His Right Hand, her second Wallheim novel, takes on the negative consequences of too-strict gender roles as Wallheim seeks the murderer of a transgender Mormon man. Through the internal world of Linda, Harrison’s kindness, intelligence, and empathy show throughout both novels. I can’t wait to see where the series takes us next!
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: His Right Hand.

--Marshal Zeringue