The author claims she is is fed up with increasing levels of “sadistic misogyny” in crime fiction and says authors are simply jumping on the bandwagon to get a bestseller.
“Each psychopath is more sadistic than the last and his victims’ sufferings are described in detail that becomes ever more explicit as young women are imprisoned, bound, eaten, starved, suffocated, stabbed, boiled or burned alive,” she told the Observer.
“Authors must be free to write and publishers to publish. But critics must be free to say when they have had enough. So however many more outpourings of sadistic misogyny are crammed on to the bandwagon, no more will be reviewed by me,” she added.
And the most disturbing plots are by female authors, she says.