Category Archives: 2011 Big Read

Mari Hannah on PD James

It’s Friday night, early February. The house is quiet. I’m sitting by the fireside having a drink when I should be in my office cracking on with my latest thriller. Instead, my eyes scan bookshelves looking for something to read. … Continue reading

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Discuss The Big Read 2011

The Big Read 2011 presents to you the unsettling world of Mr Ripley. The Talented Mr Ripley, by American crime writer Patricia Highsmith, was first published in 1955. And so the tale begins… Tom Ripley wants out. He is struggling … Continue reading

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CrimeSquad’s Chris Simmons on Patricia Highsmith

I have always had a love/hate/love relationship with Patricia Highsmith. I have all her novels and have read her since the early nineties. Sometimes I think her work is so sublime that it is almost breathtaking. Then I read another … Continue reading

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