Crime thriller fails to chill

The Killing Circle. By Andrew Pyper, HarperCollins, €25.65

30th August, 2008

The Killing Circle. By Andrew Pyper, HarperCollins, €25.65

In referencing The Magus twice, and particularly by doing so as the climax approaches, Andrew Pyper invites the reader to draw comparisons between The Killing Circle and John Fowles’s renowned literary thriller.

The novels have much in common. Both blend genres, in The Killing Circle’s case that of horror and crime fiction. Both too are concerned at a deeper level with the creative process itself....

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