Hot foot from listening to a recording of Riceyman Steps, I was back again in a decaying and run-down London. Here, we are in the 1930s and a mystery based on a real-life Victorian murder. It's crime, but I'd hate to think of it being ghettoised, with lovers of good fiction missing this absorbing and sinister story. There's a big trade and consumer campaign to come and I'd expect to see this high in the bestseller charts.Read the whole column here (before scuttling back to your ghetto...).
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
BookZone - top picks for April
I enjoy reading the column with Sue Baker's monthly selection at BookZone. April's issue has just come out and there's an interesting comment on Andrew Taylor's new book, Bleeding Heart Square: