The final fire

On the Radar — It’s a poignant time for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction as, two years to the day after Henning Mankell’s death, his…

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Last Words

On the Radar — Earlier this year, two giants of British crime fiction – PD James and Ruth Rendell – died within months of each other. But…

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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…

No Man’s Nightingale

Written by Ruth Rendell – In 2014 Ruth Rendell will celebrate 50 years as a published author of ingenious procedurals and disquieting psychological crime, and…

CIS: An evening with Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell – or Baroness Rendell of Babergh to use her full title following her Life Peerage in 1997 – is approaching the 50th anniversary…

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Interview: Erin Kelly

A leading light in the new generation of psychological crime writers, Erin Kelly’s 2010 debut The Poison Tree was praised by Stephen King, who compared…

From Harrogate with love…

Last weekend – 18 to 21 July –  saw the Yorkshire town of Harrogate hosting The Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Internationally regarded, it’s…