Articles tagged crime novel

‘The Mad and the Bad’ Is One Helluva Ride

You'll want to investigate some of Jean-Patrick Manchette's zany work before the Colin Firth and Sean Penn "Manchette adaptations" hit the big screen.

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The Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux

Writing a novel about writer’s block is a bit like cleaning a revolver when you’re not entirely incapable of suicide. Paul Theroux’s new book, a clumsy attempt at the mystery novel, goes off in his own hand.

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The Way Home by George Pelecanos

There's not a saint here, but most of the sinners have saintly moments.

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A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

A crime novel where the reader is bewildered rather than scheming and conjecturing makes for a lethargic trek.

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