Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Top 5: Art by Richard Godwin

Art by Richard Godwin at Gloom Cupboard

I'd been playing around with the idea of writing an art-meets-crime story. Until I read this one.

Successful artist Bernie decides to go in a different direction and paint landscapes. His agent, a really delightful chap, calls his new work a piece of shit. Lucky for Bernie, he has a winning idea up his sleeve.

Gleefully sadistic and sharp, this is one of Godwin's finest. He's had a rather good year, with his new novel, Apostle Rising due out in March.

And he's got The Weekly Punch over at Beat to A Pulp with a brilliant, viscous tale titled Mercy Street


  1. Yep, Richard's cornered the 'art-noir' market.Top tale.

  2. I just finished reading Apostle Rising and all I can say is Wow. Richard brings all his guns to this one. As I told him, he owes me a new pair of boxers because one scene made me poop my pants. Not literally, but it scared me enough that I checked very carefully behind my chair before I started reading again.