Friday, October 14, 2022

Eighteen of the best new and recent horror novels

Molly Odintz is the Senior Editor for CrimeReads and the editor of Austin Noir, forthcoming from Akashic Books.

She grew up in Austin and worked as a bookseller at BookPeople, and recently returned to Central Texas after five years in NYC. She likes cats, crime novels, and coffee.

At CrimeReads Odintz tagged eighteen "new and recent novels perfect for spooky season," including:
Gina Wohlsdorf, Security (2016)

Security is so cool. In this ode to Daphne du Maurier and slasher fiction, two killers attack the small staff of a magnificent hotel on the eve of opening. The story is narrated via security camera, cleverly framing and obscuring in turn, as Security’s heroine fights for love and her life on so many small screens.
Read about another entry on the list.

Security is among Christopher Swann's six great novels with mysterious protagonists and James S. Murray's five books that are pulpy in all the right ways.

The Page 69 Test: Security.

My Book, The Movie: Security.

--Marshal Zeringue