A detective story where the detective is implicated in the crime and the hero is an enigma to the reader and to himself
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
Opening a new book by Graham Greene is like settling into a gran
turismo car. Nothing will go wrong * Sunday Times *
One of the finest writers of any language * Washington Post *
Greene was a force beyond his books -- Melvyn Bragg
The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists * The Times *
No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene * The Times *