Monday, October 17, 2016

Five top deceivers in fiction

Nicholas Searle grew up in the southwest of England and studied languages at the University of Bath. He spent more years than he cares to remember in public service before deciding in 2011 to leave and begin writing fiction. He lives in the north of England.

Searle's debut novel is The Good Liar.

One of his five favorite deceivers in fiction, as shared at the Waterstone's blog:
Rick Pym (A Perfect Spy by John le Carré)
Read about another entry on the list.

A Perfect Spy is among Ted Koppel's six favorite books, Ann Patchett's favorite books, Jonathan Miles's five best books on the secrets of espionage, and Philip Pullman's forty favorite books. Ted Scheinman calls it le Carré's greatest novel.

The Page 69 Test: The Good Liar.

My Book, The Movie: The Good Liar.

Writers Read: Nicholas Searle.

--Marshal Zeringue