This thriller Thursday spotlights historical crimes threatened with erasure, the true story of the Last Call Killer, and a cold-blooded murder case reopened.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona Fernández
3 starred reviews!
“Chilean actor and novelist Fernández continues her project of lifting the veil on the dark years of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship…Fernández is emerging as a major voice in South American letters, and this slender but rich story shows why.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Fernández keenly reconstructs one of his victim’s final moments and Morales’s eventual escape to France after his confession. This disturbing story of a repentant man makes for a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In this gripping and rivetingly intense narrative involving Pinochet’s repressive rule in 1970s–80s Chile, Fernández (SPACE INVADERS) uses flashbacks and imagination to weave together three interrelated, nonlinear threads through which flow present, past, and future.”–Library Journal, starred review
“Opening with the discovery of the mutilated body of a Philadelphia gay man, journalist Green’s work devoted to the victims of the Last Call Killer appears at first to be another lurid account of homicide…A stellar tale of justice eluded, to add to the growing queer true crime genre justice.”–Library Journal, starred review
GATHERING DARK by Candice Fox
“Vividly drawn characters and striking individual scenes, such as Jessica’s visit to a dealer in murderabilia (killers’ personal artifacts) or Blair watching M13 gangsters happily play with her pet gopher, help make this brutal but ultimately hopeful tale of desperate women a standout. It deserves a wide audience.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona Fernández; 9781644450475; available 3/16/21
LAST CALL: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green; 9781250224354; available now.
GATHERING DARK by Candice Fox; 9781250317636; available 3/16/21.