Classics in September – a recap

Classics in September — Well, we’ve come to the end of our month celebrating classic crime fiction. We hope you’ve found it interesting and enjoyable,…

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CIS: Revisiting Mr Ripley

Classics in September — “I always thought it would be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.” – Tom Ripley. Okay, so…

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CIS: The Great Detectives

Classics in September — The Great Detectives: The World’s Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors — Edited by Otto Penzler — “The Ubermensch, the…

CIS: The House of Silk

Written by Anthony Horowitz – Taking up where that crime fiction genius Arthur Conan Doyle left off, Anthony Horowitz sets his Holmes novel, out now…

CIS: Derek Raymond and The Factory

Classics In September — Our classics series has featured such household names as Arthur Conan Doyle, James M Cain and Jim Thompson, all of whom…

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CIS: False Negative

Classics in September — False Negative by Joseph Koenig — Joseph Koenig was nominated for an Edgar for Floater, his first novel, back in 1986.…

CIS: Revisiting Maigret

Classics in September — Let’s proceed to Place des Vosges in Paris. Here, in a modest flat on the second floor, Commissaire Maigret lives in…

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CIS: False Scent

Classics in September – False Scent by Ngaio Marsh – It was back in 1934 that the first book featuring Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective, Roderick…

CIS: The Cocktail Waitress

Classics in September — The Cocktail Waitress by James M Cain — James Mallahan Cain was born in Maryland in 1892. After returning from WWI,…

CIS: The Grifters revisited

Classics in September — Most people probably associate The Grifters with the 1990 film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and…

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CIS: Interview with Otto Penzler

Classics in September — Surely there are few people on the planet who are more knowledgeable on the topic of crime fiction than Otto Penzler.…

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CIS: Deadly Image revisited

Classics in September -– George Harmon Coxe is largely forgotten now, though his career is emblematic of the development of American crime fiction. Coxe began…

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CIS: Sweet Danger

Classics in September — Sweet Danger by Margery Allingham – Originally published in 1933, Sweet Danger was the fifth book in the Campion series. Allingham…