Here are three more books from last year’s reading list. What do you know, all three are crime. Two of them fiction, by contemporary female crime writers, and one nonfiction, a biography of Charles Manson.
Megan Abbott’s Die A Little was very, very good. I love all of Abbott’s work. If you’re unfamiliar with her, you could start with this New York Magazine article, Why Women Love to Read About Crime. The titular question (a sexist one) is something to which I have given some thought myself, so it was great to see Abbott of all people take it on.
Crime! Let’s all go read some more of it.