It is my great pleasure to welcome the fabulous Ayo Onatade of Shotsmag Confidential to damppebbles today. If you’re a fan of the crime genre (and why wouldn’t you be?!) then you must start following Shotsmag Confidential as it’s non-stop crime fiction – absolute heaven. I am thrilled to have Ayo join me today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is an opportunity for book bloggers and authors to shout loudly about three of their favourite books. The only proviso being, the books must have been published in 2017.
Here are Ayo’s choices…
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Highway 59)
A brilliantly written thriller that is the first in a new series where two killings expose small town tensions for a hard drinking black Texas Ranger. Injustice and institutional racism laid bare.
Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan Talbot (Grandville Series)
An anthropomorphic steampunk roller coaster of thrills, humour, and mystery graphic novel that brings to the fore the enjoyment of cross-genre fiction.
Killing is My Business by Adam Christopher (LA Trilogy)
This is the second book in a trilogy that features a PI turned hitman who is also the last working Robot. Set in the 1960’s this is a mash-up science fiction and a noir mystery novel. Fascinating and intriguing a brilliant book if your reading tastes lean towards cross-genre fiction and you can also appreciate the Chandleresque atmosphere of the series.
Brilliant recommendations, Ayo, thank you! I have ‘Bluebird, Bluebird’ on my TBR and cannot wait to get to it. The other recommendations I have added to my wishlist!
If Ayo has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends then please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
Ayo Onatade is a freelance crime fiction critic and blogger. She has written a number of articles on different aspects of crime fiction and has also given papers on the subject as well. She has an eclectic taste in crime fiction, which runs the gamut from historical crime ﬁction to hardboiled and short stories. Her research interests include historical fiction especially crime fiction and crime fiction literary criticism. She is also a visiting lecturer at Kingston University.
My thanks to Ayo for joining me today. #R3COMM3ND3D is sadly drawing to a close for 2017. But make sure you join me again tomorrow when I welcome the awesome Claire Knight, guest reviewer over at CrimeBookJunkie.