Sunday, 7 August 2011

Pamela Branch: A Delightfully Ghoulish Souffle

Pamela Branch is the wickedest, funniest, cleverest exponent of black humoured crime fiction you could ever wish to read. Camp as a drag act, arch as an underworld kingpin, she wrote perhaps the darkest Ealing Comedy you never saw.

In her books murderers set themselves up as professional homicide consultants, the editor of a woman's magazine falls out of a window much to the delight of the staff and a murderous Uncle prefers to strangle his victims because he can’t bear the sight of blood. Any one of her four novels: Lion in the Cellar ,
Murder Every Monday, Murder's Little Sister and The Wooden Overcoat, comes with a hearty Mounds & Circles recommendation.

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