»The use of quotations from Paradise Lost and the vestigial thriller elements in the novel invite comparisons to Dan Brown — but this is much closer to Stephen King, right down to the psychology employed: Ultimately, the true demons are wounds from the past, traumas from childhood; the true evil is what human beings inflict on one another.«
»Dozens of writers have since worked the vein that Chandler uncovered. One of the most successful is Robert Crais, the author of 18 novels, most recently Taken, a particularly impressive example of his work.«
Last Friday, the Crime Writers of Canada announced the finalists for the 29th annual Arthur Ellis Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing of the past year. Mark Medley reports at nationalpost.com.
“In the downtrodden, stripmined regions of East Kentucky, the people in Elmore Leonard‘s new novel, Raylan, put their talents to work in diverse and inventive ways.” Read the review by Robert Fulford at nationalpost.com.