31 August 2010 3 Comments

Going historical

Writing of the disdain expressed for genre novels by critics, Raymond Chandler said that there were just as many bad “literary novels” of the type favored by critics as there were bad genre stories – except that the bad literary novels didn’t get published. In other words, there’s nothing inherent in so-called genre fiction that […]

4 May 2007 0 Comments

Booklist: The Collaborator of Bethlehem one of Top 10 Crime Novels of 2007

Booklist is an influential US magazine that reviews books before their publication, mainly for librarians but also for booksellers. Before The Collaborator of Bethlehem hit the shelves, reviewer Bill Ott gave it a terrific write-up. Now Ott has compiled his list of the Top 10 Crime Novels of 2007 (he can get the list in […]