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Posted On September 1, 2020By Andrew CartmelIn Crimemag, CrimeMag September 2020

Andrew Cartmel on Charles Williams

The Lost Classics of One of the 20th Century Great Hardboiled Writers I’ve never forgotten what John Huston wrote about the work of W.R. Burnett — “There are moments of reality in all those books that are quite overpowering. More than once they had me breaking into a sweat.” When I think of the crime novels of Charles Williams, I know exactly what he means. Williams could write terrifying suspense stories that, over fifty years on, remain almost unbearably gripping. He’s had my heart pounding as his protagonist narrowly escapesRead More