Books

Novels

As Joanne Harris observed in her introduction to the uniform digital editions of Chris’s standalone novels, these books are not easy to categorise, and that’s perhaps what makes them so addictively readable. They possess a mercurial quality that defies mainstream categorisation – when pushed, he once described them as ‘fictions of urban unease’, and they still make the reader shiver with . . . is that anticipation? Or is it fear?