Friday, June 12, 2009

Ten of the best fake deaths in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best fake deaths in fiction.

One title on the list:
The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe's no-good friend Terry Lennox hitches a ride to Mexico, leaving his murdered wife behind him. Marlowe is fingered for the killing, but released when Lennox is found to have killed himself and left a signed confession. But Marlowe and the reader are too worldly to believe that this is the end of the story...
Read about another fake death on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue