Books Derek Raymond Books by Derek Raymond Derek Raymond has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Derek Raymond You Must Read This Darkness Visible: 'He Died With His Eyes Open' Is A Crime Novel Like No Other March 10, 2013 Derek Raymond has been called the father of British noir. But author A.L. Kennedy says He Died With His Eyes Open is a crime novel so far beyond noir that there isn't even a word for that kind of darkness. Is there a book you find deeply disturbing but still love? Tell us in the comments.