Best new books 2014 fiction
Books of the year The best crime fiction | The IndependentFrom serial axe murderer in early 20th-century New Orleans to a bitter Venetian saga of suicide and revenge. With such unlikely figures as Oscar Wilde being dragooned as sleuths in crime fiction, perhaps jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong is not such a stretch — Ray Celestin's debut novel places him as one of a group on the trail of a serial axe murderer in early 20th-century New Orleans. There's a challenge for this writer: how does he follow this up? To the present, and a new trend in crime writing: socially committed novels set in cloistered immigrant communities in the UK. With two quirky coppers from non-English backgrounds and a vivid panoply of a Peterborough some distance from customary perceptions of the historic cathedral town , this is crime fiction of authority, making some cogent points amid the pulse-racing.
My Top 10 Favorite Fiction Books!
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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014
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By Sameer Rahim. This experimental novel was the surprise winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and the Balieys Prize. It took nine years to find a publisher. Buy the book here. Winner of the overall Costa Prize, Nathan Filer's debut novel is an unsettling read but a perceptive and moving one. Buy The Shock of the Fall here. Helen Dunmore's ambitious tale wavers between ghost story and a study of war trauma.
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