Most Wanted Crime Books of 2017
Crime dramas have (too) often created a landscape in which to be a woman is to be a potential victim, and even more perniciously in which violence against women is sexualised. Gaby is a woman, Alex has a female parter and a female child – why would either of us want to create a TV world in which women are the victims and the bait?Gaby will be talking Ann Cleeves and Douglas Henshall at the Serial Thrillers panel for Killer Women. Last few tickets remaining so book yours now!
Battersea Power Station, the best and most evocative of London’s derelict landmarks, plays a central part in Tastes Like Fear. I’d been wanting to write about it for a long time, and this is the story where it belongs.On publication day itself I am reading at the Polari literary salon in the Southbank Centre from 7.30pm. Do come if you can, it promises to be a terrific evening.
Highsmith wrestled the descriptive ‘psychological’ from the broader tag of ‘crime fiction’ and for that we owe her a debt.