Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More mysteries than you can possibly read

Those who like mysteries would do well to peruse the list of Edgar Award nominees. I for one would like to read the bleak sounding Red Leaves by Thomas Cook. I read his Chatham School Affair which is astoundingly good (and dark, which is apparently all he does.) The latest Pelecanos is apparently a bit toned down, but I bet it is worth a read. Citizen Vince sounds interesting too.

Take a look at the earlier short lists as well. Like the Man Booker, the Edgar can be spotty when it comes to the winner, but the overall short list will have something you like. For example, I am bewildered to see that the forgettable Bones beat out the excellent In A Dry Season and the world class River of Darkness. So, just look over the whole short list and pick the one that sounds best to you.

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