Friday, August 07, 2020

Six crime novels that explore the complexities of relationships between men

USA Today-bestselling author David Bell's newest novel is The Request.

At CrimeReads he tagged six "darkly suspenseful novels that explore some complicated—and dangerous—male friendships," including:
Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Yes, we remember that creepy pet “sematary.” And the dangerous road. And the bodies being buried and then coming back to life. But the emotional heart of the novel is the friendship that develops between protagonist Louis and Jud, the fatherly and slightly creepy guy across the street. I’ve always thought this was King’s scariest book…and maybe it’s because the characters are so well done. Read with the lights on, of course.
Read about another entry on the list.

Pet Sematary is among David Barnett's ten top books about graveyards, C. J. Tudor's six thrillers featuring terrifying changelings, Jeff Somers's top 25 cats in sci-fi & fantasy, Jessica Ferri's five top books on American small towns, and Sandra Greaves's top ten ghost stories.

--Marshal Zeringue