Around the fire
Around the fire
“Allzu deutlich unterstreicht Welsh den nicht ganz überraschenden springenden Punkt, dass sein Held zum fanatischen Jäger wird, weil er selbst Opfer war.” Thomas Wörtche in seiner Besprechung zu “Crime” von Irvine Welsh. Zu lesen bei dradio.de. Hüpf!
From Thomas Hardy to W.H. Auden, poets have found apt and awful words to fit the crimes of murderers. Tom Nolan reviews “Killer Verse”, edited by Harold Schechter and Kurt Brown. Read more at online.wsj.com.
Stephen King’s latest magnum opus, “11/22/63,” finds a way to revisit and even revise the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Review by Janet Maslin at nytimes.com.
M. R. James’s spine-chilling stories of encounters with ghosts and ghouls still have the power to make us pleasantly uncomfortable a century after they were written, says Tim Martin. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
The winning crime fiction writer Lee Child and Jeffrey Deaver will have a morgue in Dundee named after them. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
As Hallowe’en approaches, the spirits grow restless. Acclaimed historian Peter Ackroyd has made a study of documented ‘unnatural’ happenings across the length and breadth of our haunted land. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
Anthony Horowitz explains the enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson and why he has dared to write a new Baker Street story. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
He’s a global bestseller, his palatial office overlooks Manhattan, and Tom Cruise is set to immortalise his brutal anti-hero on film. But, as the crime writer Lee Child tells Andy Martin, it all began with a picture book he found as a boy in the Midlands… More at independent.co.uk.
Darragh McManus and his ideas for different ways to unsettle, disturb and terrify yourself this year: a Halloween reading list at guardian.co.uk.