Since my wife and I decided not to go digital -- or to get cable-- we no longer have the "boob" tube to occupy my time (my wife hasn't watched t.v. in years).
So, now I've subscribed to Ellery Queen and Harper's and plan to read more novels and write some more!
p.s. It's actually difficult to break the t.v. habit, but I'm going to give it a year and see how it goes.
Posted on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments
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Matt Hilton recommended Peter James. He's got good taste. James comes thoroughly recommend. The fact that he's also an accomplished film-maker makes his writing highly visual and very well paced; he also has a lot of sources inside Scotland Yard. I'd definitely start with Looking Good Dead.
Thanks for the invite, but I'll unfortunately have to disappoint you so soon after becoming a friend ;-)
I'm a bit of a worldly writer: born in Namibia, raised in South Africa, currently living in London. I am a crime writer, yes, but so far all my books have been set in South Africa. Harry Mason, one of my lead detectives, is London-born, but he works in Johannesburg, not London.
If you want to sample some of the British writers, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, and Simon Kernick are hard-edged writers. Ian Rankin comes particularly well recommended, though his Inspector Morse books are set in Edinburgh.
If you're into less hardboiled and more police procedural, try P.D James and Ruth Rendell --- they're both London writers, good friends (though highly competitive, from what I hear) and their novels tend to also be set in the city. They've won a stack of crime awards and thoroughly deserve them.
Hope that helps. And enjoy your trip. The Old Baily is a magnificant place.
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