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