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Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) remembered

It was just five months ago that Ruth Rendell spoke on BBC Radio 4 to pay tribute to PD James, who died last November. Rendell’s recollections of a friend, crime-writing colleague and fellow parliamentarian (they both sat in the House of Lords) turned out to…
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CIS: An evening with Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell – or Baroness Rendell of Babergh to use her full title following her Life Peerage in 1997 – is approaching the 50th anniversary of the publication of her debut novel. She’s published a total of 50 novels as Ruth Rendell as well as…
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Interview: Sarah Sheridan

Sarah Sheridan arrived on the scene early last year with The Convent and has quickly become a popular and prolific thriller writer. Centred on the exploits of an inquisitive nun called Sister Veronica, it has been followed by two sequels and a standalone novel. On…
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Interview: Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Earlier in 2021, we reviewed Silenced, the second crime novel to appear in English from Icelandic crime author Sólveig Pálsdóttir. Following on from The Fox, also reviewed on our site, Silenced sees Reykjavik detective Gudgier Fransson investigating the death of a woman in prison. Both…
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Interview: Peter Swanson

Former bookseller Peter Swanson is a crime writer who is mighty hard to tie down. He’s a master of the standalone – and the only thing that his seven novels so far have in common is that they all manage to confound and wrong-foot the…
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Martina Cole wins CWA Diamond Dagger 2021

It is almost 30 years after she was dismissed by some as a one-book wonder, now Martina Cole has been awarded the highest honour in British crime writing, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger. Having sold over 17 million books, Cole is Britain’s biggest…
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