Friday June 5, 2020

Crime novel overcomes its many cliches

Darkhouse, by Alex Barclay, HarperCollins, €13.

16th July, 2005

Darkhouse, by Alex Barclay, HarperCollins, €13.

Thrillers demand a world of unlimited possibilities.

Believing in a crime novel requires belief in evil's potential to intervene in everyday life. For that, the writer must convince us that, out there somewhere, bad things lurk and fester and plot.

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