»Since I was always awake early, I used to lie there and look at the books. They had exotic titles like Eyeless in Gaza, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Cloud Howe, The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde, The Big Sleep. And the writers had weird names like Aldous Huxley and Lewis Grassic Gibbon. They became very familiar to me as I stared at them every morning, never drawing a distinction between what might be classed as »literature«, and the court and crime mysteries of bestsellers like Erle Stanley Gardner or Raymond Chandler.«
Digging Into Crimes: MaryAnne Kolton interviews Peter May. Read more at Los Angeles Review of Books.