Shell Game

Written by Sara Paretsky — The shell game goes back centuries. It’s that tricksy little number so beloved of magicians and roadside shysters, whereby a…

Fallout

Written by Sara Paretsky — Some crime series stretch themselves too thinly, eventually petering out, plots so transparent you can see the joins a mile…

Harrogate memories 2015

The 2015 Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has concluded in Harrogate, and as is the tradition here on Crime Fiction Lover, we’ve invited a guest correspondent…

Victoria Iphigenia… sounds good

On the Radar — Chicago investigator VI Warshawski has the two most beautiful and mellifluous forenames in the history of crime fiction but as her…

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Critical Mass

Written by Sara Paretsky — As all die-hard crime fiction fans know, some of the world’s best-selling authors aren’t happy unless they churn out book…

The PI Case Files – Part 1

Ah, the private investigator – staple reading for crime fiction lovers. Typically they’d have an office with the name of their agency emblazoned across the…

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Breakdown

Written by Sara Paretsky — I’d love to have a girls’ night out in Chicago with VI Warshawski. We’re in the same age group, and…

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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