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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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…

CIS: My classics by Dan Judson

Especially for Classics in September, we’ve invited four crime novelists to share their favourite crime classics with us. First up is thriller writer and Shamus…

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Ghost riders in the Norwegian night

On the radar – This week’s book report has a continental feel to it, and a trio of Scandinavian crime fiction releases, and something very…

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Murder in the British Library

London-based crime fiction lovers are in for a treat. Starting Friday 18 January, a free exhibition entitled Murder in the Library: An A to Z…

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Chandler on film – six to watch

During Classics in September, Crime Fiction Lover took a serious look at classic crime and its celebrated authors. It doesn’t have to be all serious…

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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: Interview with Charles Ardai

Classics in September — We couldn’t do a month of classic crime fiction without mentioning Hard Case Crime, could we? We’ve said it here on…

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CIS: The top five women of noir

Classics in September — Several months ago we discussed five of the best American novelists currently writing in the hardboiled tradition. All of the writers…

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A Private Venus

Written by Giorgio Scerbanenco – Giorgio Scerbanenco was an important figure in postwar Italian crime fiction, but is little known to English-speaking audiences because his…