Best mystery ever

Best mystery novel of all time?

My first instinct is to say “City of Suspects” by Katy King, but I recognize that my answer is a bit self-serving, in that I’m hoping to sleep with her in the not-too-distant future.

Best mystery novel by an author I don’t have an outside chance of having sex with? “The List of Adrian Messenger” by Philip MacDonald. He’s a brilliant novelist. And the sex-thing is deeply unlikely, in that he is A) straight and B) dead.

Oh, when I say, “The List of Adrian Messenger,” please note that I don’t mean the 1963 movie version, which sucks. The 1959 novel. Absolutely brilliant.

Read it.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on December 14, 2009, in Blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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