Tag Archives: Ira Levin

‘It was like being at a children’s panto’ #1967book round-up

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Welcome to my monthly crime-fiction-of-a-year round-up. Sorry it’s late, contributors… For March’s challenge, Bernadette of Reactions to Reading chose 1967, picking up an early effort from the great Ruth Rendell’s A New Lease of Death, but regretting it massively: There is no mystery to speak … Continue reading

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Rise of the serial killer – with a graph!

The recent-ish discussion about gory autopsy scenes at Mrs Peabody Investigates got me thinking about other current trends in crime writing. The early history of the autopsy scene seemed to be clear (see Rhian’s comments, mainly). But what about serial … Continue reading

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Ira Levin: A Kiss Before Dying

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A Kiss Before Dying Ira Levin First published in the US 1954 This edition 2011, Corsair (Constable & Robinson) ISBN: 9781849015912 275 pages Score: 4/5 Arguably, Ira Levin wrote some of the best high concept stories ever: Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford … Continue reading

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