Crime fiction

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Sara Paretsky: ‘The story of Joan of Arc made me long for a vision’
The crime writer on enjoying James Joyce, rereading Charlotte Brontë; and diving into Wide Sargasso Sea

Sara Paretsky

05, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘A job for an angry loner’: Frankie Boyle and Denise Mina on writing crime fiction
Veteran author Denise Mina and newbie Frankie Boyle discuss what makes a great crime novel, celebrity authors and their affection for comics

Andrew Anthony

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The joy of crime fiction: thriller writers on their favourite crime fiction
Val McDermid, Nicci French, Anthony Horowitz and more reveal what makes a great novel, celebrating writers including Patricia Highsmith, Donna Tartt and Dennis Lehane

31, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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In brief: The Twyford Code; Is This Love? A Working-Class Family Ages Badly – reviews
Janice Hallett’s rich puzzle of a novel; the gripping twin tale of a crumbling marriage; and Juno Roche’s fearless memoir

Ben East

24, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mick Herron wins crime novel of the year award for Slough House
Judges praised the author for combining ‘intrigue, peril and humour in a deft exploration of international espionage’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jul, 2022 @8:30 PM

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Meantime by Frankie Boyle review – the comedian’s dark, funny Glasgow noir debut
Withnail and I meets James Bond as two druggy neighbours and a celebrity crime novelist join forces to investigate a murder

Stephanie Merritt

17, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Partisan by Patrick Worrall; More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez; The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda; All I Said Was True by Imran Mahmood; The Cliff House by Chris Brookmyre

Laura Wilson

15, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Susie Steiner obituary
Journalist and author of the Manon Bradshaw crime novel series with an intuitive understanding of the dynamics between people

Alex Clark

13, Jul, 2022 @9:47 AM

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The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup
The tensions of a small community inspire a couple of ‘island noir’ crackers, while three female authors explore revenge

Alison Flood

12, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Mick Herron: ‘I’m interested in incompetence, things going wrong’
The Slow Horses author on the ‘virtue of limitations’ and drawing life lessons from The Wind in the Willows

Anthony Cummins

09, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London novels are set for TV adaptation
All nine fantasy-detective books will be used to produce a new ‘ridiculously brilliant’ television series

Sarah Shaffi

07, Jul, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Summer reading: the 30 best holiday reads – chosen by authors and critics
Novelists including Johny Pitts, Monica Ali and Nina Stibbe – plus Observer critics – on their essential holiday books

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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