"If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur." —Pablo Picasso Craig McDonald's novel Toros & Torsos is based on a theory that the famous Los Angeles "Black Dahlia" murders were inspired by the Surrealist masterpieces of the 1930s. McDonald took … Continue reading Adopt a Minotaur this Christmas
Kindle edition for only 99 cents! “Nothing short of a surrealistic masterwork.” —Chicago Tribune “McDonald’s imaginative tale takes an enjoyably different approach to art and murder.” —Publishers Weekly “In his lush, sprawling novel Craig McDonald draws together both the timeliest markers of mid-century America—modernism, surrealism, film noir, pulp fiction, communism—and the eternal touchstones of … Continue reading Kindle promotion in Australia for TOROS & TORSOS
"I would highly recommend TOROS & TORSOS as a gripping and compulsive mystery, and one of the best novels I have come across to explore how an art movement is defined by its time and setting. But if the surrealists were to be believed, art defines its time and setting." Read the full text here: … Continue reading A fabulous review of Craig McDonald’s TOROS & TORSOS
The Hector Lassiter series is all about secret history — a blending of fact and fiction that aims to get at something like the hidden truth. "Toros & Torsos" spins on the premise that surrealist art may have informed or inspired several bloody, unsolved crimes of the 20th Century. Life imitating art… art imitating death, … Continue reading TOROS & TORSOS: surrealist art and murder in our time?