Sunday, December 22, 2019

Ten top crime stories set during the Christmas holidays

Meg Gardiner is the author of fourteen novels including UNSUB, which won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller, and China Lake, which won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. A former lawyer and three-time Jeopardy! champion, she lives in Austin. The Dark Corners of the Night, the third novel in the UNSUB series, will be published in February 2020.

At The Strand Magazine Gardiner tagged ten great crime stories set during the holidays, including:
The Force, Don Winslow (2017).

This sprawling novel about compromised cops and city corruption opens in New York on Christmas Eve. “Yeah, Christmas crazy. Always crazy in New York, Malone thinks.” This is a soaring, down-and-dirty epic about the downfall of a good cop—a hero who knows he has become what he set out to fight, and who seeks redemption in a city where no one will catch you when you fall. Certainly not Christmas angels.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Force is among Adrian McKinty's ten top dirty cop novels.

--Marshal Zeringue