Roland Barthes proposes an erotics of reading. And crime fiction does not come off well.
Engrossing, compelling, timeless.
After completing three degrees in literature and writing, Peter Robinson discovered he'd been missing something ...
Clive James has been trying to read a Henry James novel.
Rich and profound, poetically written, haunting, moving. Sometimes I think Mr Black has forgotten he is writing a thriller. He often becomes poetic. He doesn’t seem to be able to help it.
P D James once said a mystery writer needs a sliver of ice in the heart in order to present people clearly, with all their failings. With Ann Cleeves books I don't see that. This is an author who cares about her people. And so do we.
You discovered mystery novels at a young age. You began reading one and you were instantly enthralled. You gobbled it down in one long fevered gulp ... and then you went searching for the next.
This is my first Goodreads review. And this is the first mystery I ever read. Why wouldn't I start here?
The Elsinore Vanish is a variation of the classical locked-room mystery.
Sometimes it feels as if the murder victim has been inserted into a book as a prop, to make the story happen for other people.
There are things we should know, there is something we should be seeing.