At Thrillerfest 2011 we surrounded ourselves with mystery, suspense and thriller authors. And with so much murder-minded talent in attendance, we took a few minutes to ask five of our favorite authors about the most unique ways they have ever killed off a character.
Legendary author Margaret Atwood’s most memorable death actually takes place off of the page. She quotes the opening sentence from her 2001 novel The Blind Assassin for the death scene she likes the best. “Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.”
RT Managing Editor Liz French and Author Margaret Atwood
Two death scenes came to Michael Palmer’s mind. The first was from The Sisterhood where he says, “I defibulated a character with paddles on the side of their head.” Then in The Second Opinion there was a wheelchair loaded with sharps which was “wheeled toward a victim chained to an MRI machine.” Gruesome!