Dalton's picks

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062663115
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 24th, 2017

I give it six stars (******) in the Tokyo Dome!

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780062319784
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Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

This book will go down as one of the best works to come out of our current true crime craze; up there with Serial, Making a Murderer and The People vs. O.J. Even if you aren't a fan of the genre's blood and violence, McNamara provides insight into the obsessive nature of investigators (pro and amateur alike) and the toll it takes on their lives. Raymond Chandler wrote that the ideal mystery is one "you would read if the ending was missing," and I'll Be Gone in the Dark meets that high mark.

The Underground Railroad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

This was one of my favorite reads of 2017. Whitehead brings a speculative twist to the American slave narrative, taking the reader through America's dark past via a literal Underground Railroad. A disturbing and timely work.