Category Archives: Derek Raymond

My top crime reads of 2012

What’s the end of a year without a best of post? Recently, I was asked by UK site Crime Fiction Lover to list my top crime reads for 2012. They would only let me pick five, but obviously I’ve read … Continue reading

He Died with His Eyes Open

Derek Raymond’s He Died with His Eyes Open is a police procedural like no other I’ve ever read. It’s a bleak, deeply disturbing slice of genuine Brit noir, a story of busted lives and nothingness. The book starts, like so … Continue reading