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Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
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The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
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James Gleick
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The Newtonian Egg: And Other Cases of Rolf Le Roux (Crippen & Landru Lost Classics,)

The Newtonian Egg: And Other Cases of Rolf Le Roux - Peter Godfrey Pretty old school detective fiction, emphasizing the crafting of elaborate puzzles, with anagrams, locked rooms, etc. Superratiocination kind of shit. I'm not a huge fan, and read this primarily for research -- trying to dig out any roots for the recent burst of South African crime fiction. It's interesting that Godfrey's engagement as a journalist committed to resisting/challenging the apartheid state (as an editor with Drum magazine) didn't bubble up, even indirectly, in most of these stories.