Jeff Mannix

Crime fiction newcomers are close to perfect

It's like asking which child is a mother's favorite, or whether a 1959 bottle of Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru from Cote de Nuits is better than a 1971 Château Mouton Rothchild first-growth Petit Verdot.

So Lori Rader-Day's Little Pretty Things, released this month, and Lynne Raimondo's Dante's Dilemma, to be released Aug. 4, are...

Jeff Mannix is a freelance journalist and the author of a number of published books. Reach him at

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