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Who Thinks Evil

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Written by Michael Kurland — Kurland’s Professor Moriarty series began in 1979 with The Infernal Device. It was an Edgar Award finalist and was also nominated for an American Book Award. Death by Gaslight, The Great Game, and The Empress of India followed. The series’ conceit is to tell stories from the point of view[...]

Mr Bazalgette’s Agent

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Written by Leonard Merrick — The British Library’s dedication to publishing new editions of lost and forgotten crime fiction is an affirmation of the genre’s importance to the UK’s literary heritage. Mr Bazalgette’s Agent, originally published in 1888, is a concise, captivating novel written in diary form that arrives in a handsome new edition with[...]

WIN The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith

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On 25 February Allison & Busby is releasing the UK printing of The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith. And we’ve got five signed copies up for grabs. Set back in 1858, when forensic science was in its infancy, The Devil’s Ribbon sees Professor Adolphus Hatton and his able assistant Albert Roumande searching for a killer. London[...]

CIS: The House of Silk

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Written by Anthony Horowitz – Taking up where that crime fiction genius Arthur Conan Doyle left off, Anthony Horowitz sets his Holmes novel, out now as a paperaback, one year after the great detective is found dead at his home. Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ companion and biographer, narrates what he believes is one of[...]

Derby Day

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Written by DJ Taylor – David Taylor is the Norwich-based author of several award-winning autobographies, as well as two quirky and highly original crime novels featuring a down-at-heel chancer called James Ross. At The Chime Of A City Clock and Secondhand Daylight are both set in 1930s London. I loved both of those books, but[...]

Interview: DE Meredith

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When DE Meredith wrote her first novel, Devoured, she offered it to various UK publishers. Set in Victorian London, it introduced us to the earliest CSIs in the form of her sleuths Hatton and Roumande. Yet even though family history, British heritage and Victoriana have been so popular over the last decade or so, publishers[...]

Crime Fiction Lover: We’re one year old!

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Well, folks, today marks our one year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that Crime Fiction Lover has been going that long! But we have and now we find ourselves blowing out a solitary candle atop a cupcake. Given our subject matter, we’ll leave it up to you to imagine a bloody knife lying next to[...]

Tom-All-Alone’s

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Written by Lynn Shepherd — It seems rather apt that in the year we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens that crime author Lynn Shepherd has chosen one of his books as the inspiration for her new novel, Tom-All-Alone’s. And it’s even more fitting that Crime Fiction Lover brings you the review[...]

The Pleasures of Men

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Written by Kate Williams – London’s East End in 1840 is the setting for historian Kate Williams’ crime fiction debut, and a killer nicknamed the Man of Crows is striking terror into the hearts of those inhabiting some of the poorest streets in the capital. A series of brutal murders has occurred. Each of the[...]

Interview: new Victorian crime author Kate Williams

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You might recognise author Kate Williams. She took part in the TV coverage of the Royal Wedding in 2011, working for the BBC. She’s also appeared with Caroline Quentin on Restoration Home, and worked on the BBC Timewatch documentary the Young Victoria. Her non-fiction books such as Becoming Queen (2008) have found great acclaim. As[...]

The Devil’s Ribbon

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Written by DE Meredith – This is the second outing for Victorian forensic scientist Prof Adolphus Hatton and his able assistant, Albert Roumande. Forensic science is still very much in its infancy, but that does not deter our resolute pair from using techniques that may aid them in solving their most dangerous case yet. It’s[...]

Victorian character competition: THE WINNERS

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Last night at midnight our first ever competition here on Crime Fiction Lover closed, and today we can set off the fireworks and announce the winners. Congratulations go out to Alex Washoe and Kaarreenn AKA nneerrraakk (we’re going by their Twitter identities). They faced the challenge of inventing an ideal Victorian crime fiction character and[...]

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