Friday, December 13, 2019

The ten best crime novels of 2019

CrimeReads named their ten best crime novels of 2019. One title on the list:
Laura Lippman, Lady in the Lake (William Morrow)

Lippman’s new standalone mystery, set in 1960s Baltimore, is clearly a tale near and dear to her heart. A housewife leaves her husband to pursue a career as a reporter, and finds herself facing criticism from her own community even as she embarks on a passionate and transgressive affair and becomes obsessed with a dead woman found frozen in a fountain. Lady in the Lake is not baby boomer nostalgia—quite the contrary; the book is both empathetic to individuals and harshly critical of the divides and prejudices of the setting. A must-read!
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Lady in the Lake.

--Marshal Zeringue