CIS: James Runcie interviewed

The Grantchester novels by James Runcie are moral fables with a nod to the tradition of classic crime, mixing together mystery, comedy and social history.…

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Cambridge Black

Written by Allison Bruce — Nadine is walking home with her boyfriend after a gig she has played in Cambridge. They head to Theo’s, a big,…

Corpus

Written by Rory Clements — It is 1936 Berlin and Nancy Hereward is a privileged young woman with left wing ideals who is dodging Nazis to…

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Unquiet Souls

Written by Liz Mistry — When the body of prostitute Sharon Asif is found in the snow dappled graveyard of a Bradford churchyard, DS Alice…

A Grave Concern

Written by Susanna Gregory — Also known for her 17th century mysteries featuring gentleman spy, Thomas Chalenor, Susanna Gregory also writes about the 14th century investigator, Matthew Bartholomew.…

The Optician’s Wife

Written by Betsy Reavley — Every single thing about Deborah Campaign seems to be ordinary. If they notice her at all, people see frizzy hair, a…

The Promise

Written by Alison Bruce — It’s been a bit of a wait for the sixth book in the Gary Goodhew series, so it was with…

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die

Written by Marnie Riches — Georgina (George) McKenzie is a Cambridge University student on exchange in the lurid city of Amsterdam. When a bomb goes off outside…

The Shadow of Death

For our contributor Spriteby, The Shadow of Death was the top book of 2012. She wrote: “In May, I reviewed this debut novel by James…

Interview: Alison Bruce

Before stunning us with her DC Gary Goodhew series of crime fiction novels, Alison Bruce used to write history books such as Cambridgeshire Murders and…

The Silence

Written by Alison Bruce — This is the fourth in the series of crime novels featuring DC Gary Goodhew. It is set in Cambridge, but…