The latest Blu-ray and DVD releases from BARRY FORSHAW - LINE OF DUTY to Rupert Davies' MAIGRET. Also an interview with KIM NEWMAN about his novel due in November SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT, also horror, Hollywood and modelling villains on Elon Musk.
SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT: Hollywood, the late 1930s. Raymond Chandler writes detective stories for pulp magazines, and drinks more than he should. Boris Karloff plays monsters in the movies, and is a genial, cricket-playing member of the British filmland colony on the shores of the Pacific. Both understand that these streets are dark with something more than night. Together, these English public school men in exile investigate mysterious matters in a town run by human and inhuman monsters. Under Home House, the mock gothic mock mansion of a film mogul, is a mad science dungeon just like in the movies – where an experiment has gone dangerously wrong, or even more dangerously right. Fiery death spills onto Sunset Boulevard. Fired by the DA, investigator John Devlin enlists Ray and Billy – Chandler and Pratt (Karloff) – to work the case, which threatens to expose Hollywood's most horrific secrets. And, oh yes, monsters aren’t just for the movies.
KIM NEWMAN is a well known and respected author and movie critic, known for his acclaimed Anno Dracula series. He writes regularly for Empire magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.
BARRY FORSHAW is fiction critic for the Financial Times and provides extras for Blu-rays. Books include Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide, the Keating Award-winning Brit Noir, British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (also a Keating winner), British Gothic Cinema, Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation, Sex and Film and BFI Classics: War of the Worlds. He edits Crime Time.
Check out Barry in conversation with Ace Atkins about his new Spenser novel SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME. Available now.
Buy Barry's latest book Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide
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