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Laws of the thriller

Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien (image via Wikipedia)

This week’s TLS has a terrific piece about the thriller and crime fiction by Sean O’Brien, author of last year’s T.S. Eliot and Forward Prize-winning The Drowned Book. I’d probably like it a bit more if it didn’t use one of my favourite lines, about most crime fiction being more interesting before you know whodunnit, but it’s pretty fabulous piece nonetheless; affectionate, intelligent, and beautifully written.

Laws of the thriller

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