Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Murder in a Minute

Not much time to read? Too many distractions to delve into a 'door stop' book? CrimeReads has 25 crime novels that are 200 pages or less.

"There are some trends that emerged from assembling this list. First, forget resolution—there’s no time for that in 200 pages or less. Instead, the authors below create as much doubt as possible, letting the reader’s imagination fill in the blank spaces necessitated by the form. Second, the twists in short crime novels are based more in human nature than in plot points... And, because these are crime books, the surprising part is just how bad human behavior can be. The biggest surprise for the reader, however, might be just how delightful all that bad behavior can be."