Three Days and a Life

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — You might remember Pierre Lemaitre as the author of the heart-pounding, unpredictable and rather graphic trilogy of…

Maigret’s Paris

Filming is under way, and Rowan Atkinson is set to star in two more Maigret programmes on ITV in 2017. The stories include Night at the Crossroads and Maigret…

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Maigret’s Dead Man

Written by Georges Simenon, translated by David Coward — With ITV planning to air another new episode of Maigret on Christmas Day in the UK, we decided…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

A Hero in France

Written by Alan Furst — Paris in spring conjures up images of joie de vivre, recalling Sinatra singing about chestnuts in blossom and holiday tables under the…

Mister Memory

Written by Marcus Sedgwick — Probably better known for his books aimed at children and young adults, Marcus Sedgwick has been shortlisted on several occasions for…

Maigret Sets a Trap on ITV at Easter

ITV has finally announced a date for its airing of its new feature-length adaptation of Maigret. The two-hour film Maigret Sets a Trap will be shown…

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First look: Bred to Kill

Damn. Just look! I’ve gone and got another bloody handprint on a brand new book that’s arrived here at Crime Fiction Lover HQ. Oh, wait,…

NTN: Eyes Full of Empty

Written by Jérémie Guez, translated by Edward Gauvin — Jérémie Guez is a highly-praised young author in his native France. I’ve been reading him for a while now…

NTN: Jérémie Guez interviewed

At the ripe old age of 27, Jérémie Guez already has four novels under his belt, two of which have received prestigious crime fiction awards…

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