Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Laura Thompson

»Since The Suspicions of Mr Whicher there has been a mini-vogue for books about real-life murders, in which the ultimate transgression is examined in the context of the society where it took place.«

Laura Thompson

True Crime: Sean O’Connor’s new book about Neville Heath, who killed two young women, does a very fine job of placing him in the world through which he briefly passed, says Laura Thompson. Her review of Handsome Brute: The Story of a Ladykiller by Sean O’Connor you can read at The Telegraph.

»I would go so far as to say that, in a sense, all novels should aspire to the condition of crime writing: that the genre showcases what is desirable, even necessary, in a book.«

Laura Thompson

„Is crime the new literary fiction?“ Laura Thompson asks ahead of a debate on crime and literary fiction. Her essay at