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My Friend Robin

Dec 15, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

I will leave it to more rigorous and measured commentators and critics to assess the legacy of Derek Raymond’s fiction and his place in the crime and mystery canon. I would rather remember my friend Robin. The good mate who had to change his name, except in France. Born into the British upper-middle class, educated […]

Doorstep Horror

Sep 01, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

October 1977. I’m eight years old. Dad’s at work. I’m sitting at home hunched over a chessboard waiting for him. White and black plastic. Pawns and pieces on a foldout board fraying at the edges and along the central crease. Knights in profile facing the King and Queen. I’ve been teaching him to play. A […]