As part of Libraries Unlimited's Read On Series, Barry Trott has compiled a must read book for mystery fanatics, Read On...Crime Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste.
If you're a mystery geek, as I am, you'll want to read this book with pen and paper nearby. Trott says, "The titles listed give a sampling of the broad appeal of contemporary crime fiction." He's broken the books into broad categories, based on appeal. Those categories are crime novels that appeal to readers who enjoy story; ones based on character; mysteries in which setting is the main appeal; books that appeal to a certain mood; and ones in which language is important. Under each of those categories, the reader will find an assortment of books, many of them part of mystery series.
How can anyone who loves crime novels resist a book that not only provides lists of mysteries broken into categories, but summarizes those books with a succinct paragraph? Whether you read police procedurals, cozies, hardboiled detective novels, historic mysteries, or any other classification of crime fiction, Trott annotates books you might not have discovered. Read On...Crime Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste is a treasure for mystery lovers.
Read On...Crime Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste by Barry Trott. Libraries Unlimited, ©2008. ISBN 978-1-59158-373-8 (paperback), 146p.