Crime Fiction

The Turning Tide - Dr. Brooke Magnanti

Laura Lee | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Laura Lee

I'm not a fan of crime thrillers, at all, but having followed Dr. Magnanti's previous works I was very interested to read The Turning Tide. I wasn't disappointed. The story opens with the discovery of a body in the highlands and takes us on a journey, introducing us to some very rich and diverse characters along the way.

'The Long Siesta' by Nick Sweet, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Hirtes

Photograph by Grey Cells Press Regular readers of my HP blog posts will already know the location of my favourite Spanish city. For the benefit of an...

Best-Selling Crime Writer Ruth Rendell Dies Aged 85

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell died today aged 85, her publisher has said. She was one of Britain's best-loved crime writers, with her most...

Agatha Christie's 'Hoarded' Fan Letters Reveal Her Stories Touched The Darkest Places

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

Agatha Christie touched her fans lives in extraordinary ways, as newly-published fan mail sent to the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple reveal...

Top Fictional Hotels From TV, Film and Literature | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week sees the release of the most hotly-anticipated book for years: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah. The new novel is the first to feature world-renowned Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot since the death of original creator Agatha Christie. Little is known about the upcoming novel apart from its setting: the mysterious Bloxham Hotel. And so to celebrate, has compiled a list of the most iconic fictional hotels.

Dissing Other Authors Can Be Dangerous--Or Not

Lev Raphael | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I was first starting out as a published author, and before my first book was published, a famous writer at an awards banquet offered me unsolicit...

If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

I didn't much mind Rowling when she was Pottering about. I've never read a word (or seen a minute) so I can't comment on whether the books were good, bad or indifferent. I did think it a shame that adults were reading them... But, then again, any reading is better than no reading, right? But The Casual Vacancy changed all that.

Poirot Is Back

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

The "little grey cells" of Agatha Christie fans are to be treated to another crime-sleuthing adventure from Hercule Poirot for the first time in nearl...

Review of James M Cain's The Cocktail Waitress

Alice Charles | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Alice Charles

With all the fuss over the AMC series Mad Men, it was only a matter of time before someone got around to resurrecting those stalwarts of LA noir, Raym...

Book Review: The Child Who by Simon Lelic

David Hebblethwaite | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
David Hebblethwaite

Simon Lelic is developing a track record as a novelist who approaches his subject matter from interesting angles and explores thorny moral issues, not...

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: This Trilogy Belongs in Scandinavia, Not Hollywood

Emma Jones | Posted 25.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

No one who loves the saga of Beowulf is surprised as to how an area like Scandinavia; famous for its furniture, relaxed attitude towards adultery and, of course, jumpers; could have produced something as dark and brooding as The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo.

Rebus is dead. Long live Thorne. Crime does pay ... for Mark Billingham

Adam Lee-Potter | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK
Adam Lee-Potter

I've never propositioned a man in the Gents before. And certainly not at Lord's. But I'm loathe to squander an opportunity, however awkward.