Sunday, June 18, 2023

Seven top unlikely friendships in crime fiction

Robyn Harding is the author of numerous books, including the international bestseller The Party, The Swap, which was an instant #1 Globe and Mail (Toronto) and #1 Toronto Star bestseller, and The Perfect Family.

[Coffee with a Canine: Robyn Harding & Ozzie; The Page 69 Test: The Arrangement; My Book, The Movie: The Swap; The Page 69 Test: The Perfect Family]

Harding's new novel is The Drowning Woman.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven of her favorite works of "crime fiction [featuring] unlikely platonic pairings," including:
White Ivy, by Susie Yang

As a young girl growing up outside of Boston, Ivy Lin’s immigrant grandmother teaches her to steal. This affords Ivy the trappings of the cool suburban teen life she covets and captures the attention of wealthy, golden-boy Gideon Spyer. But when Ivy is sent to live with an aunt in China, the young romance is nipped in the bud. Years later, Ivy bumps into Gideon’s sister, Sylvia Spyer, and uses that friendship to reconnect with Gideon, and insert herself into their privileged orbit. But a ghost from the past appears in Sylvia’s boyfriend, Roux, who could destroy all Ivy has worked for.
Read about another entry on the list.

White Ivy is among Rebecca Kelley's nine titles featuring female villains who lean into their wickedness.

--Marshal Zeringue