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Framed: Graphic Crime Fiction

Vertigo's new line of graphic novels brings together the worlds of crime fiction and comics.


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The Discreet and Dangerous Charms of David Carkeet

In the unusual crime novels of David Carkeet, the bad deeds are almost beside the point.


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The Poisoner's Handbook

Toxicology meets forensics in Jazz Age New York, giving birth to the first modern crime lab. Read more...

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A Precinct of Her Own

Dorothy Uhnak's books transformed her trailblazing experience as a woman in the N.Y.P.D. into sagas that plumb the soul of the force. Read more...

About the Columnist
Sarah Weinman reviews crime fiction for many publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun and blogs about the genre at Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.

Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet

Amara Lakhous delivers a mystery novel with its finger on the hot-button issues of today's Europe.  Immigration and multicultural conflicts erupt in the Italian city of Turin, as journalist Enzo Laganà looks to restore peace to his native burg.

Papers in the Wind

In this insightful novel by Eduardo Sacheri, a young girl left destitute by the death of her soccer-playing father is uplifted by the bold schemes of her uncle, his pals, and one newbie player to the professional leagues.