A Further Note On: Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel (1993) by Julian Symons

976721After finishing reading Julian Symons’ Bloody Murder (1974), I have had a chance to have a glance at the 1993 edition, and it hasn’t really changed my view of the book. There are, obviously, some updates, and I’m truly delightful to find out Symons speaking in laudatory terms of William McIlvanney.

I’ve also noted the change on my previous quote about Christianna Brand that now reads: ‘Christianna Brand (1907 – 1988) often wrote too hectically for her own good. Green for Danger (1944) is her most popular book, Cat and Mouse (1950) her best.’