Best Books of 2013: Crime Fiction: Ali Karim, Jim Napier, J. Kingston Pierce, Mike Ripley and Kevin Burton Smith picked the best crime fiction and thriller books of 2013. More at the January Magazine.
»Gods and Beasts — the third Alex Morrow novel, after Still Midnight (2009) and The End of the Wasp Season (2011) — is the bleak narrative of a policing system that values paper-pushing administration over the efforts of front-line officers on streets dominated by savvy criminals who know how to exploit the policing system to shape public perceptions.«
Crime Fiction reviewer Jim Napier about the latest novel Gods and Beasts by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina. His review you will find at January Magazine.
»The pleasure of a historical novel is that it lets you visit a time and place that is probably unfamiliar.«
Editor and mystery reviewer Roberta Alexander about two historical novels: The Midwife’s Tale by Sam Thomas and Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent. Her reviews at January Magazine.