In Sunlight or In Shadow

Lawrence Block edited this collection of 17 stories that are all inspired, based on or riff off the paintings of the great Edward Hopper. Block makes…

Crime fiction imitates art

On the Radar — It’s counting down to Christmas and the annual gift-buying quandary. But books are an ideal present – they’re compact, easy to…

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Sinner Man

Written by Lawrence Block — Donald Barshter is your typical 1950s train commuting Connecticut salesman. At the opening of Sinner Man, Barshter is 32, has a closet…

Are you getting Cross?

On the Radar — James Patterson is quite possibly the world’s top-selling crime author at the moment, partly because he’s so prolific. So we’d like to…

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CIS: My classics by James Craig

If you’re a reader who loves authentic crime fiction set in contemporary London, there’s a good chance you’ve been enjoying James Craig’s Inspector John Carlyle…

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It’s all lies!

On the Radar — Well, our headline today could be referring to the manifestos unveiled this week by Britain’s main political parties as we head…

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Borderline

The sexual violence that occurs here and there in Lawrence Block’s short stories may be borderline gratuitous, but if you’re looking for some classic pulp…

Borderline

Written by Lawrence Block — If you’re not familiar with Lawrence Block’s work – and you should be, we’ve reviewed a whole stack of it…

Tom Thorne heads to Wales

On the Radar — Yes, this week we see the return of Tom Thorne, Mark Billingham’s popular detective character. Thorne’s latest chilling case takes him…

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Hit Me

Written by Lawrence Block — Hit Me is the fifth collection featuring Block’s stamp collecting professional hit man, Keller, and the author has been talking…