Friday, February 18, 2022

Six of the best office thrillers

Bonnie Kistler is a former Philadelphia attorney and the author of House on Fire and The Cage. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, with Honors in English literature, and she received her law degree from the University of the Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a moot court champion and legal writing instructor.

She spent her law career in private practice with major law firms. Peer-rated as Distinguished for both legal ability and ethical standards, she successfully tried cases in federal and state courts across the country.

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She and her husband now live in Florida and the mountains of western North Carolina.

At CrimeReads Kistler tagged six favorite office thrillers, including:
Bad news for the Work-from-Home contingent: One by One, by Ruth Ware, shows us that the office thriller doesn’t have to take place in a physical office. Equally deadly is an Alpine ski resort where a group of tech colleagues gather for a retreat to take a critical vote on a takeover bid. In a deliberate homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, the author kills off one executive or employee after another until the killer is revealed in a sleight-of-hand almost as brilliantly devious as Christie’s.
Read about another entry on the list.

One by One is among Sandie Jones's six mysteries with large casts of characters and Allie Reynolds's seven chilling winter thrillers and Louise Candlish's ten hardest characters in literature to love.

--Marshal Zeringue