Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's. Books to Die for: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's.
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John Connolly signing a copy of The Black Angel, 2005. The seventh book in the Charlie Parker series, The Reapers, was published in 2008.
In Books to Die For more than 120 crime fiction writers, including many star names, write an essay on a crime . Choices are frequently and interestingly unexpected
In Books to Die For more than 120 crime fiction writers, including many star names, write an essay on a crime novel that they greatly admire or have been most influenced by. Choices are frequently and interestingly unexpected. So, for instance, John Banville plugs a Mickey Spillane and Jeffery Deaver praises Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Tough purveyors of violent noir plump for gentle cosies and there are many authors lauded who, to my embarrassment, I have never read (Scott Smith and Daniel Woodrell are just two of them)
In this book, Connolly and Burke ask several esteemed authors to reveal the writers who have influenced them.
It's certainly a broad church, and as with any book like this, there will be inclusions and omissions that raise eyebrows. What is particularly good about this collection though is that the essays are short, easy to read and devoid of pretentious critical twaddle. In this book, Connolly and Burke ask several esteemed authors to reveal the writers who have influenced them. Writers like Ellroy who as Connolly noted, will not be around forever, explain their choces of the books that made them want to write.
ABOUT JOHN CONOLLY and DECLAN BURKE. This brings us to the second purpose of this book. Index of contributing and subject authors. Because of the personal nature of the attachment that the contributors have to their chosen books, you will, in many cases, learn something about the contributor as well as the subject, and not a little about the art and craft of writing along the way.
John Connolly, Declan Burke
John Connolly, Declan Burke. With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written
Books to Die For book.
Books to Die For book. Shelves: non-fiction, mcpl-book, reference, 19, books-about-books, crime-fiction. The subtitle for Books to Die For (2012) by John Connolly & Declan Burke is The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels.
Winner of the 2013 Agatha, Anthony and the Macavity Awards for Best Crime Non-Fiction. by John Connolly, Declan Burke. You are in the South Africa store.