onsdag den 1. september 2010
School of Ghosts
[Though we have a fairly good camera, I could not capture them in a picture]
Superstition, ghosts, visions etc seem to be part of a rather strong trend within crime fiction right now.
In August I reviewed ten novels, and in four of them superstition and ghosts played a certain role:
My Soul to Take (Iceland)
The Coroner´s Lunch (Laos)
Aberystwyth Mon Amour (Wales)
True Murder (Ghana/Britain)
Personally, I think superstition can give a story local flavour, but in a proper crime novel the denouement should not depend on anything supernatural.
What do you think of the combination of crime and the supernatural?