Tag Archives: Bryan Gruley

Revised Top 10 List: Best Crime Novels of 2012

When I first posted my list of the ten best crime novels of 2012, I forgot to include one of my favorites, Joseph Olshan’s brilliant literary tale, Cloudland. I don’t have the heart to delete any of the others to … Continue reading

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My AP Review of “The Skeleton Box” by Bryan Gruley

The mythical village of Starvation Lake, Mich., is an authentic realm of piney woods, deadman’s curves, working-class bars, lakefront cottages, friendly neighbors, town drunks, rampant gossip and small-town cops where almost everyone is obsessed with the fate of a junior … Continue reading

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In Praise of Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, was an Edgar Award finalist in the debut novel category for his first novel, Starvation Lake. The second, which is just out, is every bit as good. I reviewed the book … Continue reading

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