Posted on 24th May 2012

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Crushed Mexican Spiders

That Tibor Fischer’s latest offering, Crushed Mexican Spiders, is the product of a crowd-funded publishing platform is a testament to the public vote of confidence in the writer who, despite garnering his initial success through a traditional publishing forum, remains only too aware of the arbitrary nature of success in the book industry. “Why one book…

Posted on 22nd May 2012

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Crushed Mexican Spiders

‘Small-minded readers might object that this is not a novel but two exquisitely packaged short stories. But the stories themselves – sardonic and beautifully chiselled – radiate wonderfully.’ John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature at UCL Chair, 2012 Judging Panel Synopsis: The book has two front covers: read one way you’re…

Posted on 18th October 2010

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Fiction Uncovered by… Tibor Fischer, novelist

Charles Willeford’s books are usually found in the crime sections of bookshops; this has been one of his problems in obtaining recognition. He’s impossible to classify. Too weird and elegant for most crime fans, he’s been ignored by the high priests of lit because he’s seen as a genre author. The Burnt Orange Heresy was…