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S by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

One of the finest books in 2013 may be S. by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and fiction writer Doug Dorst. Here you will find a compilation of reviews, interviews and articels about this novel.

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»When people ask why I would choose to write a book about poisons (The Poisoner’s Handbook) I usually start talking my brief stint as a chemistry major, my continuing affection for using poisons as a way to explore our chemical planet. But I always end up admitting that – and, yes, this will make me sound a little twisted – I’ve been thinking about poison murders since I was in high school.«

Deborah Blum

Science writer Deborah Blum with an elemental anthology of posts on the science of crime fiction. You can read The Chemistry of the Murder Mystery at wired with part 1 and part 2, so far. t.b.c.

»That detective angle is definitely part of it; my goal is that The Last Policeman is successful as a mystery qua mystery, even if you take the whole asteroid-coming business out of it.«
Ethan Gilsdorf spoke with author Ben H. Winters about solving murders at the end of the world. Read the interview at