Mr Either/Or

Written by Aaron Poochigian — Epic crime novels written in verse don’t come along too often and Poochigian has written a remarkable book. It is ablaze…

Soot

Written by Andrew Martin — Here’s an author who is no stranger at all to historical crime fiction. Back in 2011 he won the CWA’s…

The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals,…

The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals,…

From Doon With Death

Written by Ruth Rendell — May 2014 is the 50th anniversary of Ruth Rendell’s debut novel, From Doon with Death. It is being reissued with…

The Investigation

Written by Jung-Myung Lee, translated by Chi-Young Kim — There’s been a move on of late to introduce Western readers to Korea’s literary traditions. However, up…

A Treacherous Likeness

Written by Lynn Shepherd — There is a small but growing body of crime fiction featuring real historical people – Jed Rubenfeld’s Sigmund Freud series,…

The Carrier

Written by Sophie Hannah — When I read Sophie Hannah’s first novel, Little Face, I was shocked and amazed. It was as though the author had…

The Memories Book Project

Forgive me for drifting from the theme of crime fiction, but I want to let you all know about a charity project I’ve spent two…