In 2006 at the Guardian, he named a top ten list of literary murderers, including:
George Harvey Bone, Hangover Square, Patrick HamiltonRead about the other entries on the list.
Lumbering drunk George comes undone though his love for Netta in the Earl's Court of 1939, with the added help of a brain that is inclined to "click!" out of kilter. A study in psychosis, Hamilton's novel has surely one of the finest closing lines in all of literature.