Potboiler, by Jesse Kellerman
“Yes, he’s my son and, yes, that reeks of nepotism, but please bear in mind that the novel was just nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery novel by an American author. What makes it special, in my opinion, is a hefty dose of something that’s been largely missing from crime fiction since Donald Westlake passed away: rib-splitting humor.”
—Jonathan Kellerman is the author of more than 30 novels, including Guilt ($28, amazon.com).
To buy: $10, amazon.com.