The Picador Book of Crime Writing

Michael Dibdin

‘A revelation . . . his research and breadth of spirit have discovered a satisfying trove of the unexpected’ The Times

‘Murder remains one of the fine arts, at least in print . . . Michael Dibdin makes the point in his addicts’ appetite-whetting anthology . . . His approach is thematic, his judgements acute and his list of contributors – from Chekhov to Barbara Vine – is impressive . . . The central point, that at its best crime writing is a class act, is well made’ Guardian

‘Ample, eclectic anthology . . . imaginatively varied (Zola, Chandler, Hammett, Symons, Roy Fuller, Barbara Vine) . . . Dibdin demonstrates that there is a richness, diversity and risk taking in crime writing which gives it a vigour sadly lacking in much straight fiction’ Literary Review

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033033501002
Published: 06/10/1994

Michael Dibdin

Michael Dibdin

Michael Dibdin is a crime novelist and journalist. He was awarded a Crime Writers' Association Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction in 1988 and the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in 1994.

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