It can be an American one as is the case with Peter. But pretending to be a writer and calling himself Swanson, there is no other choice but to transmute himself into a narrator of the black gender more Nordic. Because it sounds like that, like northern Europe and so there is no way to write romantic stories.
Jokes aside, the Peter swanson novelist (there are other narrative aspects of the author not so well known on this side of the Atlantic) approaches his plots with that icy point of psychological suspense that seems to naturalize according to which scenographies. But I insist that we are not facing a criminal marked by atypical circadian rhythms from the north, it is rather a thing of the deep United States and its capacity for eternal surprise ...
The noir genre achieves in Swanson the strange effect of the plot balance. Because we have a deductive part that seems to recreate itself with the origins of the most pristine police but that ends up surrendering to the criminal with its absolute openness to blood and the recreation of the most ominous fantasies of the criminal on duty. Black for all tastes ...
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A deserved death
Cuántas veces hemos dicho: ¡ahora te mataría! En la hiperbólica consideración expuesta a cualquiera de nuestros prójimos en un momento de calentón, se pueden apostillar algunos matices entre cómicos y macabros: … solo qué no sabría donde meter el cadáver/ … pero voy a preferir tomármelo con humor/ … no obstante me dejé en casa mi semiautomática
And yet the most tragic thing is that there are those who think of it as a true plan necessary to balance their karma. Murder haunts us from cave times to today. And only the law prevails in the modern human to avoid the precipitation of the most untimely revenge or rage.
Lily really wants to kill. This is not a cliché or an angry cliché. Her life needs the absence of other human beings to expand in freedom without the ties of an environment that has loaded her with sadness and plunges her into a state of complete alienation.
But of course Lily doesn't want to leave any loose ends. And in it he is, looking for how to achieve the disappearance of the victims. However, the most unique thing about this story is that, in the planning process, Lily introduces us to the reasons for killing. The author knows about that atavistic drive that unites us with the primary instincts of the animals that we are and that can lead us to bestiality.
In every pyramid of an ecosystem, some animals kill others. Pure and hard survival and general balance of a nature that is responsible for managing that ancestral balance in the cycle of life.
But human motives for killing are invaded by many other conditioning factors associated with our differential fact: reason and its multiple potential drifts. Do you think Lily could never convince you of her motives for killing?
You can start reading this novel with the idea of discovering the causes that can lead a "normal" person into a murderer. But as I say, you can also start reading in search of a sinister empathy in which, at least in theory you think that yes, that you too could come to consider death as the only way to survival ...
Eight perfect murders
Eight and not six, as bullfights used to advertise in the past. The point is that blood is going to flow and we must find the perfect way for death to find no way to show where the finishing hand is ... That is what the art of killing is all about.
Fifteen years ago, the mystery novel aficionado Malcolm Kershaw posted a list on the blog of the bookstore where he was working at the time that received hardly any visits or comments; on what in his opinion were the most successful literary crimes in history. The title was Eight Perfect Murders and included classics by several of the great names of the black genre: Agatha Christie, James M. Cain, Patricia Highsmith ...
That's why Kershaw, now a widower and co-owner of a small independent bookstore in Boston, is the first to be caught when an FBI agent knocks on his door on a frigid February day, seeking information on a ghoulish series of unsolved murders that eerily resemble each other. those selected by him on that old list ... Is there the perfect murder? In this original and clever thriller, Peter Swanson masterfully blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, thus turning his gripping and playful plot into a nostalgic tribute to the most brilliant and accomplished crimes in detective literature.
A watch for a heart
No past returns for its own sake, for free to alleviate sorrows. But the present may be bland enough to want to believe again ...
On any given Friday, George Foss' quiet and predictable life takes an unexpected turn when a beautiful young woman walks in and takes a seat at the bar he regularly frequents. She is none other than Liana, a woman who disappeared from her life twenty years ago.
But Liana Dector is not only an ex-girlfriend, or the great love of his life, but she hides a dangerous enigma that links her to a cold-blooded murder. He's back, and he desperately needs George's help. You owe a large amount of money, and George is the only one who can pay it back.
It's just a favor, a few hours of your time, and you'll be leaving again. George knows that what he should do is not open that door, but he cannot help but make a decision that will plunge him into a whirlwind of lies, secrets, betrayal and murder from which there is no escape. Although we believe that it will not happen to us, the past is there, and it always comes back.