Kisling & Verhuyck
All of the novels written by the husband-and wife team Kisling & Verhuyck – crime novelist Corine Kisling (b. 1954) and literary scholar Paul Verhuyck (b. 1940) – enter into a dialogue with the past. In Kwelgeest (Geest, 2008), the intrigue involved a missing section of the 15th-century manuscript of Tijl Uilenspiegel, while De duim van Alva (Alva’s Thumb, 2010) revolved around the bloody and haunting legacy of the Spanish Iron Duke in the city of Antwerp. Their plots are intelligent, the prose is well paced and the authors take obvious pleasure in creating lines of connection throughout the history of Western Europe.