Monday, November 19, 2018

Six top seaside tales

Lynne Truss is a celebrated author, screenwriter, columnist, and broadcaster. Truss is the writer of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling book on punctuation Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Her new novel is A Shot in the Dark.

One of the author's six favorite seaside tales, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson (2016).

This fantastic novel, imagining the period when crime writer Patricia Highsmith lived in a small English cottage, sweeps you up — just as Highsmith did herself — on a high tide of guilt and fear, and includes a nighttime scene of our heroine immersed in the North Sea, clumsily committing a dead body to the black waves. Have I mentioned that I am terrified to go into the sea myself? Again, a masterly description explains why.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue