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What’s it about?
The Kill is described by the book’s publisher Picador as follows:
One summer in Naples two brothers turn a murder story into reality.
Evidence of a violent crime is found in the basement of an Italian palazzo.
A missing American student appears to be the victim, two mysterious brothers the main suspects.
The strangest thing: the murder seems to have been inspired by an old crime novel, a book called The Kill.
The Kill is book three of The Kills.
Who is Richard House?
According to his official bio on the Pan Macmillan website:
Richard House is a writer, artist, film-maker and teacher. He is the author of two short dark novels, published by Ira Silverberg a number of years ago in the Serpent’s Tail High Risk series (Bruiser and Uninvited). He is a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha (whose work has appeared at the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Venice Biennale). He now teaches at the University of Birmingham. He is the editor of Fatboy Review, a remarkable digital magazine.
What does BookerMarks think of The Kill?
Aaron (Review): “The most impressive thing about The Kill isn’t the murder itself, but the head-spinning details that swirl around the crime and turn it into something that borders on legendary.”