Do you believe?

On the Radar — There’s a bit of a religious theme emerging among some of the books in this week’s new crime fiction report. In…

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A Stab in the Dark returns

Award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham has returned to the world of podcasts this week, hosting a new series investigating the worlds of crime fiction and TV…

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Love Like Blood

Written by Mark Billingham — It must be easy for a series author to fall into a pattern, giving us murder by numbers and keeping an established…

It’s a matter of honour

On the Radar — Social relevance is one of the number one topics discussed by authors at crime fiction festivals these days, particularly with all the…

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Domestic noir on Brum Radio…

Brum Radio is an internet radio station set up in Birmingham that hosts its Books Show every Friday at 1pm. Once in a while they focus…

Die of Shame

Written by Mark Billingham — Mark Billingham is celebrated for his long-running police procedural series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne. Like all good writers, however, he…

It all drops on 5 May

On the Radar — 5 May is a big date on the publishing calendar, with a range of big releases landing and plenty of smaller…

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The Quiet Ones

Written by Betsy Reavley — As Mark Billingham pointed out in an insightful essay a few years ago, the key to genuine suspense is to be found…