Crime Fiction

From Turkish psychedelia to crime fiction

<i>The Wire</i> contributors Daniel Spicer, Tony Rettman, Philip Freeman and Rob Young all have new books in the pipeline<p>A number of <i>Wire</i> contributors are …

Psychedelia

The Latest and Greatest in Crime Fiction

To the East Texas natives in Attica Locke’s <b>BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD (Mulholland/Little, Brown, $26)</b>, Highway 59 is the lifeline that both links their towns and provides an escape route from them. Darren Mathews, a righteous Texas Ranger who comes from a deep-rooted family of black professional men, “men …

Books

Mysteries in Finland

Murder in the Land of the Midnight Sun: Mysteries in Finland<p>Crime fiction is very popular in Finland and has been for many years. The genre has a …

Literature

How some crime writers are making the lives of forensic scientists a nightmare

Detective stories are showing that forensic evidence isn’t always conclusive, but no one likes hearing that.<p>A blackmailer steals a compromising …

Edgar Allan Poe

'Noireland' crime festival launches in Belfast

A new crime festival is launching in Ireland next month featuring Sophie Hannah, Scandi author Arne Dahl and Graeme Macrae Burnet.<p>The “brainchild” of …

Popular Fiction

Take pity on forensic scientists – crime writers make their lives a nightmare

A blackmailer steals a compromising letter from a woman of high standing. The police know he is keeping this letter in his home, but they cannot find …

Edgar Allan Poe

McDermid and Mina up for McIlvanney Prize

Val McDermid and Denise Mina have been named among the five finalists for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017.<p>The other …

Books

Solve: Friends in Crime Fiction

Yesterday (August 6th ) was National Friendship Day, and Wednesday (August 9th) is National Book Lover’s Day. I can’t think of a better way to …

Canadian Literature

Why Men Pretend to Be Women to Sell Thrillers

Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.<p>Almost 10 years ago, Martyn Waites, a British crime writer, was having coffee with his editor. Waites, who was at something of a loose end …

Books

Social media murder debut to Wildfire

Wildfire has acquired a debut crime novel, <i>Now You See</i> by journalist Max Manning, about the dark side of social media.<p>Senior commissioning editor Kate …

Popular Fiction

Silvertail signs 'brilliant new voice in crime fiction'

Silvertail has signed <i>Ravenhill</i>, a "stunning" debut novel from a "brilliant new voice in crime fiction", John Steele.<p>Described as an "explosive …

J. K. Rowling

We Need More Wonder Women

The overwhelming on-screen success of ‘Wonder Woman’ begs the question: Why aren’t there more strong women, and a lot fewer girls on trains and …

Women's News

Apply to be Our Senior Crime Editor

Literary Hub is seeking a full-time editor with a special expertise in crime fiction (including its subgenres: mystery, thriller, procedural, legal, …

Popular Fiction

When the only option is fantasy

<b>The series now outpaces George RR Martin's books and the final season is almost upon us, winter is coming. Pic/Game of Thrones official Facebook …

Game of Thrones

Solve: Patriotic Crime Fiction

It’s the time of year when Americans celebrate their independence. The focus is on country, patriotism, and unity despite any other differences that …

Popular Fiction

The Student review: Iain Ryan offers hard-boiled Australian crime fiction

The Student<p>Iain Ryan<p>Echo, $24.99<p><i>The Student</i> is hard-boiled, regional Aussie crime fiction. Nate has a problem, one that keeps multiplying. He's a …

Australian News

Guest post: Tony Knighton – character arc or is crime fiction literature?

<b>Today I’m thrilled to host a guest post by my friend, Tony Knighton, Philadelphia’s only fire fighting crime writer and, I mean, he really is a fire</b> …

Popular Fiction

The Daughters of Crime Fiction Are Getting Tough on Bad Dads

Classic crime fiction is full of errant daughters, girls gone or lost. These daughters often leave their families of their own accord, to pursue men, …

Crime

Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit

DNA evidence exonerated six convicted killers. So why do some of them recall the crime so clearly?<p>When Ada JoAnn Taylor is tense, she thinks she can feel the fabric of a throw pillow in the pads of her fingers. Taylor has suffered from tactile flashbacks for three decades. She imagines herself in a …

Crime

Stevens and Mason win inaugural kids awards at CrimeFest

Robin Stevens and Simon Mason have won the inaugural awards for Best Crime Novel for Children and Young Adults respectively at the annual CrimeFest …

Popular Fiction

Family awaits answers months after son’s fatal shooting in police car

It’s been nearly four months since 19-year-old Zachary Anam fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a police car in downtown Austin. But …

Policing

Inside the Story of the Systematic Murder of Osage Indians in the ‘20s

A conversation with David Grann about his new book, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’<p>In March 2013, I met David Grann for the first time, in his office at</i> …

Popular Fiction

A roundup of April’s best crime fiction — and nonfiction

Among this month’s standouts: true-crime sagas from old New York, and another installment in Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti series.

Books

Review: New crime fiction from Cecilia Ekback, Jacqueline Winspear and Jean Hanff Korelitz

<b>The Midnight Sun</b><p><i>By Cecilia Ekback</i><p><i>Harper Avenue, 319 pages, $22.99</i><p>If you like Scandinavian noir, you'll love Swedish historical crime. That is, as told by Cecilia Ekback – formerly of Lapland, now of Canmore, Alta. <i>Wolf Winter</i> introduced us to the forbidding slopes of Blackasen Mountain. Ekback …

Popular Fiction

The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

When she’s writing about her beloved Venice, Donna Leon can do no wrong. And <b>EARTHLY REMAINS (Atlantic Monthly, $25),</b> her new mystery featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, is one of her best. It’s also one of her saddest, dealing as it does with the seemingly unstoppable polluting of the great …

Books

The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

“This country is at war with Germany.” With those chilling words from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, delivered over the airwaves on the morning of Sept. 3, 1939, Britain plunges back into the darkness of another world war. The English stiffen their collective spine and rally, as they always …

Popular Fiction

Why crime fiction is turning out to be the best way to depict Indian cities in novels

Gritty global noir has always made the metropolis a key player in the plot and atmosphere.<p>“Bombay doesn’t do night. The sun falls into the sea but …

Virtual Reality

Polish Noir on the Rise - European studies blog

This year Poland is the guest of honour at the London Book Fair. Consequently there will be a series of cultural events featuring Polish writers at …

British Library

The Legacy of Raymond Chandler (Part II)

The Legacy of Raymond Chandler Part II<p><b>A ‘Lost’ Generation, Found: Raymond Chandler’s Legacy</b><p>Although physical violence and brutality have always …

Literature

Classic Whodunits And The Formula Crime Fiction Authors Use To Write Bestsellers.

The greats certainly have a lot to teach us about writing Whodunits and probably none better known than Raymond Chandler whose Ten Commandments still …

Authors