The pick of the month was Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love. I stumbled upon this book by accident one day web surfing some of my favorite crime fiction blogs. The cover looked great and the story interesting; an inner city urban gang tale with a strong female protagonist. I was sold.
Read the review of Lola HERE
Coming in a very close second was Malborough Man by Alan Carter; a crime fiction novel set in picturesque New Zealand. This is newly published by Fremantle Press and comes highly recommended from yours truly.
Read the review of Malborough Man HERE
Other highlights for the month include the following in no particular order:
- The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Row; a harrowing true crime novel about a killer with no remorse and a journalist with an infatuation for the killer; a blend of memoir and true crime - great book.
- The Sinner Man by Lawrence Block; a noir erotica by one of the best in the business.
- Pistol Poets by Victor Gischler; this was a reread so I knew how good it was going in but loved every moment the second go-round. Murder in the halls of academia.