crime fiction

Books podcast: The Detection Club

21 November 2016 11:58

Nothing like a spot of murder as the evenings draw in. In this week’s podcast I talk to the crime…

Forget genre: P.D. James wrote novels that are worth reading and re-reading

28 November 2014 13:22

P.D. James was the Queen Mother of crime fiction. Her career as a writer stretched over half a century, and…

P.D. James (1920 – 2014) on Jane Austen and the joys of great-grandparenting

27 November 2014 13:57

P.D. James died today at the age of 94. She was a great friend of The Spectator. Here is her diary…

Elmore Leonard

On borrowing Elmore Leonard

20 August 2013 16:59

When you walk into a new branch library, or stumble across an unfamiliar secondhand bookshop, which writer do you look…

Crime fiction at Easter? Look no further than our Scandinavian neighbours

29 March 2013 13:58

If you thought that winter in Britain had gone on long enough this year, then spare a thought for the…

Death Comes For The Poets by Matthew Sweeney and John Hartley Williams – review

19 March 2013 10:00

Death Comes For The Poets is an unliterary book with a highly literary subject. It’s usually done the other way…

Murder at the British Library

22 January 2013 16:40

If you happen to be passing through King’s Cross and can spare 10 minutes, drop by the British Library to…