The Winters

Written by Lisa Gabriele — Lisa Gabriele set herself a high bar in tackling a modern reimagining of Daphne du Maurier’s classic psychological thriller, Rebecca,…

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: 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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Fatale

No-one does contempt for the bourgeoisie quite like the French, and Jean-Patrick Manchette was as hard left as they come. Before succumbing to cancer in…

Fatale

Written by Jean-Patrick Manchette, translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith — It is not fashionable anymore to be a leftist writer of crime fiction. Yet there have been a few…

The Silkworm

Written by Robert Galbraith — Last summer it was revealed that JK Rowling had a secret identity as crime writer Robert Galbraith, a cunning ruse…

The Cuckoo’s Calling

Written by Robert Galbraith — The mystery surrounding Robert Galbraith was solved this month when it was revealed that this debut novelist was in fact JK…

Pulp of the Baskervilles

If you like classic pulp-style art, watch for the new Pulp Classics series from Oldcastle Books. Of greatest interest to crime fiction lovers will be…

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Gems from the Golden Age

Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers – just a handful of the best-known names from the Golden Age of crime fiction back…

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