Classics in September – a recap

Classics in September — Well, we’ve come to the end of our month celebrating classic crime fiction. We hope you’ve found it interesting and enjoyable,…

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CIS: Revisiting Mr Ripley

Classics in September — “I always thought it would be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.” – Tom Ripley. Okay, so…

CIS: The Great Detectives

Classics in September — The Great Detectives: The World’s Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors — Edited by Otto Penzler — “The Ubermensch, the…

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE!

On the Radar — This week our mailbag has been positively overflowing with review requests and we were spoilt for choice when writing our new…

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Off the Record: the sequel

Former Crime Fiction Lover contributor Luca Veste has teamed up with crime author Paul D Brazill to produce a sequel to last year’s short story…

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Interview: Michael Robotham

Australian-born author Michael Robotham began his career as a journalist and then turned to ghostwriting, penning many best-selling autobiographies for the likes of Geri Halliwell,…

CIS: False Negative

Classics in September — False Negative by Joseph Koenig — Joseph Koenig was nominated for an Edgar for Floater, his first novel, back in 1986.…

Guest column: TF Muir on Tartan Noir

Not long ago, the town of Stirling hosted Bloody Scotland, a literary festival dedicated to the one of the country’s finest exports: crime fiction. Tartan…

CIS: Revisiting Maigret

Classics in September — Let’s proceed to Place des Vosges in Paris. Here, in a modest flat on the second floor, Commissaire Maigret lives in…

CIS: False Scent

Classics in September – False Scent by Ngaio Marsh – It was back in 1934 that the first book featuring Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective, Roderick…

Interview: Sara Sheridan

The Edinburgh-based author Sara Sheridan has produced a raft of critically acclaimed novels spanning contemporary and historical fiction, along with books for children and teens.…

CIS: The Cocktail Waitress

Classics in September — The Cocktail Waitress by James M Cain — James Mallahan Cain was born in Maryland in 1892. After returning from WWI,…