Interview: Warren Adler

Best known as the author who wrote The War of the Roses – adapted for film starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner –…

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CIS: Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow revisited

If you’ve read Georges Simenon’s classic of existential noir Dirty Snow you will probably believe there was mutual influence between Simenon and his contemporary Albert Camus. Dirty…

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CIS: My classics by Mark Edwards

First, a confession. I will probably be booted out of the Crime Writers’ Association for this, but I have never actaully read anything from the…

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CIS: 10 of the best pulp crime books

The pulp fiction phenomenon began early in the 20th century and its heyday was in the 1920s and 30s when hundreds upon hundreds of quickly written…

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CIS: My classics by Christopher Bartley

Christopher Bartley, is the pen name for B Christopher Frueh, an American writer and behavioral scientist. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of…

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CIS: The lasting legacy of The Moonstone

Although its claim to be as the first detective story in the English language is often disputed by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (published more than 25 years earlier),…

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