The Skeleton Road

Written by Val McDermid — If Agatha Christie is the queen of crime writing, then Val McDermid is surely her lady in waiting. She’s written…

Val’s back – and so is Poirot

On the Radar — It’s a case of, ‘Please be upstanding and raise your glasses to the ladies,’ this week, as we look at a…

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The Silkworm

Written by Robert Galbraith — Last summer it was revealed that JK Rowling had a secret identity as crime writer Robert Galbraith, a cunning ruse…

OxCrimes 1: Adrian McKinty

Exclusive extracts from OxCrimes — On 15 May, Profile Books will be releasing OxCrimes, a special anthology that includes 27 short stories by some of…

Cross and Burn

Written by Val McDermid –- These days, bookshop shelves and Amazon listings are packed to overflowing with crime fiction. Some is poor, some good, some…

We’ve missed you, Val McDermid

On the Radar — In contrast to last week’s magnificent seven books by crime fiction heavyweights, this week sees a mixture of debuts from younger…

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Events: an Autumn of crime

If you missed the annual summer pilgrimage to Harrogate for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, fear not. Autumn has a bumper crop of…

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From Harrogate with love…

Last weekend – 18 to 21 July –  saw the Yorkshire town of Harrogate hosting The Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Internationally regarded, it’s…

Christmas is Murder

Written by Val McDermid — The old adage that good things come in small packages could have been coined for Christmas Is Murder – it’s…

New Talent November 2012 recap

A little over a month ago, we started New Talent November 2012 with a review of Sam Hawken’s Tequila Sunset. During our theme month, we…

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Dinner with Val McDermid

Porcini Restaurant in West Dulwich, London, will be the setting when Val McDermid sits down to dinner with a room full of crime fiction loving…

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Guest column: TF Muir on Tartan Noir

Not long ago, the town of Stirling hosted Bloody Scotland, a literary festival dedicated to the one of the country’s finest exports: crime fiction. Tartan…

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The Vanishing Point

Written by Val McDermid — OK, it’s confession time. I haven’t read a Val McDermid novel before. However I have read plenty about the author…

Like a Bat out of Harrogate

On the radar – The cream of crime fiction literati have drifted home from Harrogate but our radar this week has certainly been picking up…

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