Friday, August 17, 2012

Top ten literary murderers

Nick Brooks is the author of The Good Death and My Name is Denise Forrester.

In 2006 at the Guardian, he named a top ten list of literary murderers, including:
George Harvey Bone, Hangover Square, Patrick Hamilton

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.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue