Crime Fiction

Shutter is a promising debut that satisfyingly explores forensic photography and Dine culture within the New Mexico landscape, surrounded by the voices of some very engaging ghosts.

Shutter is a promising debut that satisfyingly explores forensic photography and Dine culture within the New Mexico landscape, surrounded by the voices of some very engaging ghosts.

The desert can be treacherous terrain, harsh and unforgiving, and Gabino Iglesias does it justice in his brawny, serpentine and remarkably poignant crime novel.

The desert can be treacherous terrain, harsh and unforgiving, and Gabino Iglesias does it justice in his brawny, serpentine and remarkably poignant crime novel.

Dan Chaon’s Sleepwalk is both a dystopian thriller chilled to perfection and an often-touching exploration of the enduring power of parental and filial love.

Dan Chaon’s Sleepwalk is both a dystopian thriller chilled to perfection and an often-touching exploration of the enduring power of parental and filial love.

Like Dante leading us through the levels of hell, Colson Whitehead exposes the levels of rottenness in New York City.

Like Dante leading us through the levels of hell, Colson Whitehead exposes the levels of rottenness in New York City.

A rural noir with attitude to spare, The Killing Hills moves as briskly as a well-constructed miniseries.

A rural noir with attitude to spare, The Killing Hills moves as briskly as a well-constructed miniseries.

American actor George Newbern’s clear, unhurried narration proves to be the ideal match for Chris Whitaker’s lyricism.

American actor George Newbern’s clear, unhurried narration proves to be the ideal match for Chris Whitaker’s lyricism.

Chris Whitaker combines a brisk pace, a solid California voice and perhaps a record-setting cuss count.

Chris Whitaker combines a brisk pace, a solid California voice and perhaps a record-setting cuss count.

What stands out here isn’t the story but rather David Joy’s unflinching and gritty depiction of his fully realized characters.

What stands out here isn’t the story but rather David Joy’s unflinching and gritty depiction of his fully realized characters.

‘Blackwood’ places Michael Farris Smith firmly among the masters of Southern gothic literature. 

‘Blackwood’ places Michael Farris Smith firmly among the masters of Southern gothic literature. 

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