»I got beaten up once when I was a journalist, and I’m fed up of reading all these crime novels where the hero gets beaten up and the next day they’re leaping out of bed all gung-ho and ready to roll. All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and never go out the house again.«
The brutal cost of enforcing the law: Jake Kerridge in conversation with writer Val McDermid about her latest novel Cross and Burn and why it requires real guts to be a police officer. The portrait at The Telegraph.
- The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
- The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
- The Stain on the Snow by Georges Simenon
The first three books of the top ten crime novels, selected by Jake Kerridge. The complete liste and Mr. Kerridges view on the history of crime novels at The Telegraph.
»The Shining was a yell of despair from the darkest of places. Doctor Sleep is a warm, entertaining novel by a man who is no longer the prisoner of his demons, but knows where to look when he needs to call on them.«
A new Stephen King: Doctor Sleep is a warmer book than The Shining, but spooky words are still being written in blood on bathroom mirrors, says Jake Kerridge. His review at The Telegraph.