Hey Folks! Overwhelmed by the number of amazing panels at this year’s Texas Book Festival? Can’t see the forest through the trees? Never fear, MysteryPeople is here with a guide to mystery, thriller and true crime happenings at the fest. Here’s a link to the full schedule, but in the following schedule, you can see we’ve picked out some of the highlights for crime fiction fans.
We’ve posted just about every Top 20 list from the contributors of our Top 100 Crime & Suspense Fiction List. We’ve seen just as many takes on the genre as we’ve received lists. To paraphrase an old adage, it’s difficult to define a great detective novel, but you know it when you see it. Tomorrow morning, we’ll put up the link to the full list, but until then, it’s only fair to put up each of our lists. Molly Odintz’s list is below.
Molly Odintz’s Top 20 Mysteries
Molly Odintz is a bookseller at BookPeople and handles much of MysteryPeople’s online presence, including as much blogging as possible. This list represents an eclectic mixture of genre classics and works with great personal meaning. She tried to include those novels which, by the end, make the reader feel completely devastated and, simultaneously, awed.