Patrick Anderson

Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews crime fiction for the Post, is a Washington novelist and journalist. His recent books include "Electing Jimmy Carter," an account of his adventures as Jimmy Carter's speechwriter during the 1976 presidential campaign, and "The Triumph of the Thriller," a look at modern crime fiction, which was nominated for an Edgar award in 2007.

Latest by Patrick Anderson

Thriller: Daniel Levine’s ‘Hyde’

A fascinating retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s infamous Dr. Jekyll and his monstrous alter ego.

Mystery review: ‘The Player,’ by Brad Park

Mystery review: ‘The Player,’ by Brad Park

Reporter Carter Ross finds himself in another murder investigation, this time involving big-city toxic waste.

Crime: ‘Love Story, with Murders,’ by Harry Bingham

Crime: ‘Love Story, with Murders,’ by Harry Bingham

Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths has a case of bodies chopped up and scattered around a Cardiff suburb.

‘The Girl With a Clock for a Heart,’ by Peter Swanson

‘The Girl With a Clock for a Heart,’ by Peter Swanson

Tale of a femme fatale’s bottomless deceit is a strong contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.