Once I read Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir I became a historical crime fiction junkie. The work of Michael Russell, Joe Joyce and Andrew Hughes is as good as it gets in this field and they’re appearing together at Something Wicked’s History as Mystery panel on October 28th in Malahide Parish Centre. For tickets go to www.somethingwicked.eu
Dark, grimy, snide, and sleazy, Mick Herron’s often hilarious portrait of the down-at-heel black sheep of MI6 is easily the best take on spy fiction this century. If you come across any reviewer who is lazy enough to trot out the usual “reminiscent of Le Carre” rubbish make sure you wallop them across the back of the head with the Sunday edition of the New York Times.
Here’s the line up for this year’s Something Wicked folks…
All I can say is that the final 30 pages of Joseph Kanon’s Leaving Berlin were so good that I’m going to read them again tonight!
This year’s …Something Wicked crime writing festival will take place in Malahide on the October Bank Holiday weekend. Clear your diaries and keep your eyes peeled.