Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ripley Soldiers On

As a number of savvy observers predicted, renowned British critic and author Mike Ripley isn’t hanging up his hat as a columnist for the e-zine Shots, after all. The April installment of his “Getting Away with Murder” feature was posted earlier today. It begins:
Well, if Richard III can make a triumphal comeback after 500 years, so can I, although I admit the circumstances are slightly different. After all the weeping down a hundred telephones, the thousands of letters (many in green crayon) and a petition with almost a million signatures demanding that Jeremy Clarkson be given my job (surely some mistake – Ed), I have decided to continue to write this monthly missive for the outstanding organ that is Shots.
And what a splendid assortment of news and quips Ripley serves up in column No. 101. He covers everything from recent genre awards and Ostara Crime’s republication of James Mitchell’s four novels featuring Anglo-Italian private eye Tomasso Ronald Hogget, to the coming memorial service for P.D. James, Gore Vidal’s “lost” 1953 thriller, and forthcoming novels by Philip Kerr, Jake Woodhouse, David Levien, and Thomas Mogford. Click here to enjoy the complete piece.

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