Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Six mysteries featuring large casts of characters

Sandie Jones has worked as a freelance journalist for more than twenty years and has written for publications including the Sunday Times, Woman's Weekly, and the Daily Mail. She lives in London with her husband and three children. The Other Woman was her debut novel and a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick, followed by The First Mistake and The Half Sister.

Jones's latest novel is The Guilt Trip.

At CrimeReads she tagged six mysteries "in which multiple characters all play a vital part," including:
They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

Another mystery set in paradise, but this time there’s no escape for the seven guests who have all been invited for a very specific reason: to repent their sins. Paying homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, this is a modern take on the old classic, and as each of the characters meets their demise, you’re left wondering who’s next and who’s behind it. Miriam Macy, the unreliable narrator, makes it her business to find out, but will she be able to do so before she too finds herself face-to-face with the killer?
Read about another entry on the list.

They All Fall Down is among Andrea Bartz's seven thrillers about vacations gone wrong, Amy Suiter Clarke's seven great thrillers that play with form, Catriona McPherson's five top mystery novels set on islands, CrimeReads' ten best crime novels of 2019, Kristen Lepionka's seven favorite unlikable female characters.

The Page 69 Test: They All Fall Down.

--Marshal Zeringue