Tag Archives: A Stranger In My Grave

My year in books: Jake Hinkson

sh_frontCover_181113Welcome to the first of a series of posts I’m going to be running on my site over December, along the theme of my year in books.

I thought it would be great to ask a dozen or so writers and bloggers whose work I dig to do me a short overview of their five favourite reads in 2013.

While, all the people I’ve asked are crime writers, I  specified their top five didn’t have to be crime. Neither did they have to be published in 2013. The individual concerned just had to have read them this year.

First cab off the rank is Jake Hinkson. A lot of you will know his work and, if you don’t you might want to check it out, because the guy knows his noir fiction. He is the author of Hell On Church Street, The Posthumous Man, and an upcoming novella with Crime Factory Publications, Saint Homicide.

He blogs on all things noir at his site, The Night Editor. Take it away, Jake.

A Simple Plan, Scott Smith

I’ve long been a fan of Sam Raimi’s excellent 1999 adaptation of Smith’s novel about three men who discover a crashed plane full of stolen money, but this year was the first time I read Smith original novel.… Read more