Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Ariel S. Winter

»I wanted to tell a story on a plantation that held the past and the present at the same time and kind of ask the question of, in the face of tremendous progress, what do we do with this history?«

Attica Locke

»I thought, well, instead of having the detective be the same from book to book, which is how most mystery series work, what would happen if one of the other characters was the same from book to book? «

Ariel S. Winter

»I’m actually fine with people categorizing my works in any genre they please. «

Fuminori Nakamura

»I don’t really read crime fiction.«

Chris Pavone

Oliver Gettell reports about the L.A. Times Festival of Books and a discussion with four crime fiction authors. Attica Locke (The Cutting Season), Ariel S. Winter (The Twenty-Year Death), Fuminori Nakamura (The Thief) and Chris Pavone (The Expats) on pushing the boundaries of the crime genre. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

»But there’s something seductive, even a little sinister, about Winter’s grand conceptual design of recurring faces and interlocking themes — like some glittering spider web that catches the eye of an admiring fly.«

Marilyn Stasio

The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter, a three-in-one novel, is a homage to Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler and Jim Thompson. What Marilyn Stasio has to say about this book, you can read at