Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Meaning to the Term “Ghost Writer”

Employing the murder victim as the narrator of a detective story? In 1953, when J.B. O’Sullivan’s I Die Possessed was published by Pocket Books, that was a rather striking divergence from the norm. O’Sullivan’s novel is still pretty distinctive, as I note in my column this week for Kirkus Reviews. You will find that piece here.

Meanwhile, for my Killer Covers blog, I have put together a broad selection of book illustrations from Verne Tossey, the same Detroit-born artist who gave I Die Possessed its appropriately haunting cover. Click here to read the Tossey post.

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