Thursday, January 23, 2020

Five novels about murder all in the family

Tiffany Tsao's new novel is The Majesties.

At CrimeReads she tagged "five tales featuring family murdering family, or family members who end up murdering someone else." One title on the list:
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Korede receives a call and finds out that her sister, Ayoola, has killed a man. Again. Using her expertise as a nurse, she masterminds the disposal of the body. Again. At first our sympathies lie entirely with Korede. The annoyingly gorgeous and narcissistic Ayoola seems to expect that her responsible older sister will literally help her get away with murder every time. But as the plot thickens, so does our understanding of the tragic and violent past that binds the sisters together. Powerfully feminist and masterfully deadpan, Braithwaite’s novel will keep you spellbound until the last breath. I mean, line.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Sister the Serial Killer is among Victoria Helen Stone's eight top crime books of deep, dark family lore and Kristen Roupenian's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue