Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Eight top crime novels that blur the line into sci-fi

Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including Darktown, an NPR Best Book of 2016, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, and was nominated for or won prizes in France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The follow-up, Lightning Men, was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times and was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Award. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, set during the 1918 flu pandemic, was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. He lives in Atlanta.

Mullen's new novel is Blind Spots.

At CrimeReads the author tagged eight favorite crime novels that blur the line into SciFi, including:
Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

If you’re looking for something even more out there—as in, outer-space out there—try the first in this interstellar series about Mallory Viridian. Set in the near future, Mallory has the habit of attracting murder; she doesn’t commit them, but people around her are killed, again and again. So she decides to move to a space station populated by aliens, hoping that by being around fewer humans, she’ll find herself around fewer homicides. It doesn’t quite work out.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue