Thursday, April 04, 2019

Seven top modern classics of small town mystery

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in creative writing awarded by the University of Sussex.

Kiernan is the author of Too Close to Breathe and, most recently, The Killer in Me.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven favorite modern classics of small town mystery. One title on the list:
Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn

At the age of seven, Libby Day’s mother and sisters are brutally murdered in their home in the rural town of Kinakee, Kansas. Their murders appear to be that of a satanic cult killing. Her brother suspected of practicing satanic worship by both her and the town is arrested for murder. Twenty-five years later, Libby, desperate for cash trades her family secrets for money to a group of armchair detectives who are convinced of her brother’s innocence.
Read about another entry on the list.

Dark Places is among Sarah Skilton's seven best life-scarring scary books.

--Marshal Zeringue