5 Rather Excellent Noir Crime Books

I got to spend a week in Exeter this summer, as the International Writer-in-Residence at the Quay Words literary festival. Part of the deal was to give a talk on Icelandic crime writing and at the end of that talk (which I may post here later) I told the audience about the books that most … Continue reading 5 Rather Excellent Noir Crime Books

8 of the Best Books I’ve Read This Year

I've read a good bit of books this year, some good, some not so good. Here's a quick list of the books I read this year that stood out. 1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson This is a really wonderful, odd, dark little story. It was the cover that caught … Continue reading 8 of the Best Books I’ve Read This Year