Dark Passages: Charlotte, Oscar & Co.

My newest “Dark Passages” column for the LA Times Book Review – which now has a handy archive page for previous months, hurray! – blurs the line between life and art by looking at a slew of crime novels with real life writers as sleuths. Read on for my thoughts on Nicola Upson’s AN EXPERT IN MURDER (starring Josephine Tey), and the self explanatory THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE (by Laura Joh Rowland) and OSCAR WILDE AND A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE (by Gyles Brandreth.)