My latest piece is up at BROAD STREET REVIEW. You can read it here: http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/kate_atkinson_crime_fiction_for_grownups
Here is how it begins:
I don’t read a great deal of detective fiction, but that changed not long ago when I read Janet Maslin’s New York Times review of Kate Atkinson’s Left Early, Took My Dog. Maslin’s review characterized Atkinson’s private eye Jackson Brodie as someone carrying on within “a game where you didn’t know the rules or the identity of the players and where you were unsure of the goal”— in short, someone wrestling with an existential mystery that interests me more and more as I’ve aged.
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.