Tagged: crime

Anatomy of a scanal by

Told from a variety of point of views, and interspersed with flashbacks this book starts off with an affair that turns into an alleged rape. Sophie...

Alias Grace by

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

Se7en dir. by

I can still remember going to see this film in the cinema more than twenty years ago. It is one of those films that has always...

The Blue Place by

When you read that a series of books are “brilliant and heartbreaking and made of awesome sauce and everybody should read them but go into them...

A serpent uncoiled by

Dan Shaper is a private investigator. He used to be a mob enforcer. He used to beat and batter and otherwise assault various people on behalf...

Hannah’s Gift by

Tucker Gibbons, lawman, is in pursuit of some criminals. He has been tracking them for months, ever since they raped and murdered his neighbours. It is...