Crime fiction

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Christopher Fowler obituary
Author of the Bryant & May detective novels, short stories and essays on forgotten writers – including himself

Steve Holland

20, Mar, 2023 @3:21 PM

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The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane review – the lost boy
Otherworldly sunsets, family tensions and Aboriginal lore collide in a blazing mystery set in the colonial outback

Elizabeth Lowry

08, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Bryant & May novelist Christopher Fowler has died aged 69
Crime writers have paid tribute to the London-born author behind the long-running detective series, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2020

David Barnett

03, Mar, 2023 @9:49 AM

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Top 10 criminal duos in fiction | Peter Swanson
Authors from James M Cain to Patricia Highsmith show how partners in crime can really bring out the worst in each other

Peter Swanson

01, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis review – an inspired fever dream of a book
A teenage Bret and his uber-privileged friends cruise around 80s LA while a serial killer stalks the city in a gleefully meta return to form by the author of American Psycho

Rob Doyle

08, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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What links Cate Blanchett’s new film Tár to Sissy Spacek and hot sauce?
A composer and conductor opens the door to Loretta Lynn, Wings of Desire and classic 90s rock from Goo Goo Dolls

Larry Ryan

07, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Guess who? Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Sophie Hannah and other crime writers reveal their favourite detectives
At the end of a year when murder mysteries rode high in the charts, we ask crime writers to celebrate the best fictional detectives

John Banville, Ian Rankin, Natalie Haynes, Saima Mir, Mark Billingham ,Dreda Say Mitchell, Ann Cleeves, Kate Mosse, Alyssa Cole, Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, Sophie Hannah, Jean Kwok, Sara Paretsky, David Baldacci,

10, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Hillary and I were both broken women’: Louise Penny on writing a political thriller with Clinton
As her most famous creation hits the screen, the author talks about the inspiration for Inspector Gamache, her fearless, fine-dining Canadian cop – and remembers how she co-wrote a hit with the presidential hopeful

Alison Flood

05, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The best crime and thriller books of 2022
Ajay Chowdhury and Ian Rankin are among the authors of this year’s standout novels, including cosy escapes, dodgy cops and a murder told backwards

Laura Wilson

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The plot thickens: why murder mystery weekends are on the rise
Gory getaways are all the rage, thanks to glamorous extras, contemporary themes and a taste for escapism. Our writer heads to Berkshire to visit an ‘unhinged heiress’

Sally Howard

01, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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And then there were more: Knives Out, Agatha Christie and nonstop murder mystery boom
Classic murder yarns are back on our screens, inspired by the queen of crime fiction, but given a fresh twist to keep audiences on their toes

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup
Former cases, former boyfriends and former tenants return to haunt new works by Louise Penny, Nicci French, Charlotte Northedge and BA Paris

Alison Flood

30, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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