From the novel of the best selling Is Heathcliff a murderer? an ingenious book of puzzles in 20th century fiction. The novel is today stronger than it ever was. 'Classics', boosed by a hugely successful string of TV and film adaptations, now enjoy a mass readership. The aim of this book is to offer sophisticated and readable literary criticism which will sell as well as good fiction and good biography. The book will deal with canonical and popular 20th century literature from Virginia Woolf to J.G.Ballard. Pursuing puzzles, conundrums and anomalies in our favourite fiction and most revered narratives, from high literature to pulp fiction, Sutherland offers an extremely refreshing way of looking at novels which gets 1 closer to the magical ways in which fiction works.