Sunday, June 14, 2020

Six novels that show lakes are a perfect setting for a murder mystery

Kimberly Belle is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of novels of suspense. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, she worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Belle's new novel is Stranger in the Lake.

At CrimeReads Belle tagged six favorite novels that use lakes to up the ante for their characters. One title on the list:
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

There’s no one better at literary noir than Laura Lippman, and she bumps things up a notch by weaving this tale around a real-life murder in a Baltimore park lake. And it’s not just that a woman was killed there; it’s how her body was found, after people complained about the lights not working in the lake’s fountain. When city workers go to investigate, they discover the grim cause: the woman’s decomposing body had shorted out the wiring. A fresh and original take on the dual-timeline creeper.
Read about another entry on the list.

Lady in the Lake is among CrimeReads' ten best crime novels of 2019.

The Page 69 Test: Lady in the Lake.

--Marshal Zeringue