The top 10 fictional bitches

On Saturday 15 October 2016, the Killer Women Crime Writing Festival takes place in Shoreditch, London. It’s been set up by a group of women…

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…