Saturday, February 05, 2022

Ten top thrilling stories of Los Angeles

Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter, and journalist.

If I Disappear is her adult debut. Her new novel is Good Rich People.

She currently lives in California, where she is developing her books for television.

At Publishers Weekly, Brazier tagged ten titles set in Los Angeles, "the most beautiful city in the world ... at the right angle. But income disparity, a predatory entertainment industry, and government corruption also make it one of the darkest." One title on the list:
These Women by Ivy Pochoda

A gritty noir set in south L.A., These Women chronicles the reverberations of brutal murders on the local community. When the threat returns years later, the survivors have to grapple with how the deaths of these women continue to affect their lives.
Read about another entry on the list.

These Women is among Stephen Miller's favorite crime titles of 2020 and Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith's ten American masterpieces that are actually crime fiction.

The Page 69 Test: These Women.

--Marshal Zeringue