CIS: An introduction to Michael Innes

He’s one of the longest-serving literary detectives, but do lovers of classic crime still read the extravagant, erudite novels featuring Inspector John Appleby? Have crime…

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CIS: William Boyd on James Bond

Sixty-one years after his creation, James Bond lives on through the films starring Daniel Craig, and the enduringly popular books by Ian Fleming. However, a…

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CIS: Black Mask returns

One of the highlights of crime fiction publishing this year has to be the re-publication of the legendary pulp fiction magazine Black Mask. Thanks to…

CIS: The first female detectives

We’ve just been celebrating the 123rd birthday of Agatha Christie, who created spinster sleuth Miss Marple in 1926. But if you thought Marple was the…

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CIS: Your classics

Last week, we called out for all our readers, followers and friends out there to tell us what your favourite classic crime fiction novels are.…

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CIS: One for Hell

Written by Jada M Davis — You can be forgiven for wondering where we dug this one up, if you’ve never heard of One for…

CIS: The Thirty-Nine Steps

Written by John Buchan — First published in 1915, it’s hard to believe that The Thirty-Nine Steps is nearly 100 years old. It has formed the…

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CIS: An evening with Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell – or Baroness Rendell of Babergh to use her full title following her Life Peerage in 1997 – is approaching the 50th anniversary…

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