Monday, July 12, 2010

The razor line between horror and crime


My short article up at Barnes & Noble.

As one of the posters pointed out, Poe is a great example of this. Which other contemporary writers other than the ones I mentioned move effortlessly between the two genres?

2 comments:

Graham Powell said...

The two guys I was thinking of, Ed Gorman and Joe Lansdale, you mentioned in the article.

I think it's relatively easy to move between the two worlds because they both deal in suspense. If your psycho killer can scare the crap out of the reader, your vampire zombie probably will, too.

Dave Zeltserman said...

you've also got Stephen King writing Misery, which I put in the crime genre and it's my favorite book of his. But vast majority of what he writes is horror.