Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top 10 horror books

Michael Marshall Smith is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer who also writes as Michael Marshall. In 2003 he named his top ten horror books for the Guardian. One title on the list:
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

Another matter of definition, this one. Thompson's a crime writer, without doubt, and this story of a local sheriff out of control is certainly pitched nothing like horror. But as a glimpse into the mind of the dangerous, it's far more effective than an armful of typical serial killer-style horror novels. Noir.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Killer Inside Me also appears among Charlie Higson's top ten horror books, Alex Barclay's top ten psychological thrillers, and Henry Sutton's top ten unreliable narrators.

--Marshal Zeringue