Bulwer-Lytton 2012: Cathy Bryant wins worst opening sentence competition. With this line:
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A View to a Killer: Crime writer Edward M. Weinman about the novel The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning by Hallgrímur Helgason (german translation: Zehn Tipps, das Morden zu beenden und mit dem Abwasch zu beginnen). His review at The Huffington Post.
»It gave me immense pleasure to write Death Comes to Pemberley and I hope that my readers in the United States will share that pleasure.«
P. D. James
»It’s sacred and, therefore, I work at it and safeguard it. Very few things that are as deeply fulfilling as writing are easy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.«
»In summary, The Casual Vacancy is a good, though not great, book about small-town, small-minded England. What else did you expect?«
»Minor reservations aside, The Twenty-Year Death is a rewarding work that transcends its high concept origins.«
»So I’ll keep devouring mysteries with my breakfasts, thank you, as I open window after window offering fresh perspectives on the world we live in.«
Murder, Mayhem, and Cultural Mirrors – Holly Robinson about the question, why we love mystery novels. Her answers at huffingtonpost.com.
Report | Late science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury was actively investigated by the FBI during the 1960s for suspected Communist leanings, according to FBI files released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Huffington Post.