CIS: Tomato Red revisited

Written by Daniel Woodrell — Daniel Woodrell is a Missouri-born American novelist and short story writer who has recently moved on from the crime and noir…

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CIS: My classics by Attica Locke

The leading American crime author Attica Locke is known for writing emotive and intelligent thrillers. Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season received rave reviews…

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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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CIS: Cavan Scott interviewed

He’s one of the hardest working writers we’ve come across, sometimes smashing 10,000 words a day. Based in Bristol, for many years Cavan Scott was…

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CIS: My classics by Joe Hefferon

Joe Hefferon is a New Jersey writer turning what he knows about real detective work after serving 25 years on the force into noir-inspired crime…

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CIS: The Mitford Murders

Written by Jessica Fellowes — It’s 12 January 1920. Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of the famous Florence Nightingale, boards a train. She settles herself, and…

CIS: My classics by Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is one of the UK’s leading crime writers and, in time, there’s little doubt that her novels will rank as classics. In the…

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CIS: Frequent Hearses

Written by Edmund Crispin — Between 1944 and 1977, Robert Bruce Montgomery wrote a string of novels under the name Edmund Crispin. Today he is considered…

CIS: Rim of the Pit revisited

Today, when lists of new crime and thriller books are saturated with stories involving ever-more numerous and gruesome deaths for their fictional characters, a look…

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CIS: Cutter and Bone revisited

For many, first contact with Cutter and Bone comes via the lauded 1981 film Cutter’s Way, directed by Ivan Passer. The movie had a difficult…

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CIS: Nicola Upson interviewed

Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of classy crime novels by Nicola Upson, whose main character is Josephine…

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CIS: The classics of Tartan noir

Scottish crime fiction has a long and lustrous history. Whether set in Scotland or written by Scots there is a wealth of classics from which…

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