Crime fiction

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Final Inspector Montalbano novel, finished years ago, is published in UK
Andrea Camilleri was determined that his crime series could not be continued by another writer, leaving concluding novel with his publisher long before his death in 2019

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2021 @10:03 AM

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The 20-page rule: how much time should you give a devastatingly boring book?
Novelist Mark Billingham advises readers to angrily launch a book across the room after 20 non-gripping pages – but almost 40% of people will keep going right to the end

12, Oct, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Robert Richardson obituary
Crime writer who drew on his experience as a Fleet Street journalist to colour his thrillers

Mike Ripley

06, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead review – a delicious heist novel
The double Pulitzer winner turns to crime with a tale of 1960s New York gangsters, rendered with superbly observed, affectionate, page-turning brio

Ian Williams

23, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Richard Osman’s second book is one of the fastest-selling novels since records began
The Pointless presenter’s second crime novel, The Man Who Died Twice, has sold 114,202 copies in its first week on sale

Alison Flood

21, Sep, 2021 @2:37 PM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin; Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty; Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden; The Whistleblower by Robert Peston; and The Wrong Goodbye by Toshihiko Yahagi

Laura Wilson

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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And then there were two: novel thought to have inspired Agatha Christie gets UK publication
The Invisible Host, a 1930 murder mystery by two US journalists, has remarkable parallels with Christie’s most successful work

Alison Flood

16, Sep, 2021 @4:36 PM

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The Man Who Died Twice By Richard Osman review – relax and enjoy
The Thursday Murder Club foursome return in a comic crime sequel alert to the realities of old age

Lynne Truss

08, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
This month’s crop of crime and suspense fiction includes an engaging tale of government secrets by Robert Peston and a nail-biting new series from Val McDermid

Alison Flood

07, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Miss Marple back on the case in stories by Naomi Alderman, Ruth Ware and more
Agatha Christie’s beloved sleuth to return in new authorised collection featuring contemporary writers including Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse and Val McDermid

Alison Flood

31, Aug, 2021 @12:42 PM

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On my radar: Paula Hawkins’s cultural highlights
The author of The Girl on the Train on discovering Alison Bechdel, identifying with Physical, and her favourite new crime novel

Paula Hawkins

22, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
1979 by Val McDermid; A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris; The Turnout by Megan Abbott; Of Fangs and Talons by Nicolas Mathieu; 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard; and These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall

Laura Wilson

20, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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