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AngieBarry
July 5 2017

Review: The Breaking of Liam Glass by Charles Harris

The Breaking of Liam Glass by Charles Harris is a darkly satirical look at the deep splits in modern communities, which is not so much a whodunnit as a blackly comic what-they-did-after-it satire...
CharlesHarris
June 29 2017

Knife Crime and Fake News

At the start of my new novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass, a desperate young journalist named Jason pitches a story to a tabloid about a teenage footballer he came across who was stabbed and...
NicolaCornick
January 9 2017

Historical Novels: Fact vs. Fiction

The balance between fact and fiction can be a tricky one for a historical novelist. Playing fast and loose with the facts can leave a writer open to accusations of inauthenticity. Yet, if there...
JanetWebb
December 29 2016

Review: The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick is a historical mystery where the secrets of 16th-century England might unlock the answers to modern-day London mysteries.  The crucial question in a time-slip...
jenny_maloney
December 22 2016

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
CrimeHQ
May 2 2016

Hand-Drawn Jack the Ripper Poster

“The sensational brutal murders of five prostitutes in London's East End in the autumn of 1888 by an unknown killer who came to be called ”Jack the Ripper“ are probably the most...
awrock7@gmail.com
April 29 2016

My Inspiration for Soho Honey

Soho Honey by A.W. Rock takes place over three weeks in November and unfolds against the multi-cultural backdrop of Soho, London. Branen had to leave the UK six years before to escape his...
Susie
April 29 2016

A True Account of a Most Monstrous Act, and Other Strange Happenings…

Read this exclusive guest post from Susanna Calkins about 17th-century murder ballads, and then make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win a copy of Susanna's book, A Death...
LRHieber
April 25 2016

The Ghosts of Strangely Beautiful

When I began drafting my debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, I had recently been studying in London on scholarship. One of the most striking experiences during my time...
evearden@gmail.com
February 9 2016

Murder Ballads: William Shaw and Lisa Levy Talk Music, Crime Fiction, and the 60s

The glory of the historical mystery is in recreating a time and place both familiar and new. Too often (for me, at least), I find the details in historical fiction maddening and anachronistic,...
AdamCWagner88
December 7 2015

Reviewing the Queue: Following (1998)

With the digital libraries of online streaming services expanding more and more, choosing which movie to watch has become difficult. I will be digging through these online queues in hope of bringing...
AngieBarry
December 4 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Strong Poison

London, 1929 Miss Harriet Vane is on trial for murder. It's a most scandalous case. The victim, Philip Boyes, was not only an author who advocated free love and anarchy—he was...
BrianGreene
August 26 2015

From Page to Screen with Night and the City

In thinking about Jules Dassin’s 1950 work of film noir Night and the City in relation to the same-named 1938 novel by Gerald Kersh, one striking thing to consider is the fact that Dassin...
CrimeHQ
July 14 2015

Sherlock: A First Look at the Christmas Special

For its upcoming Christmas special, Sherlock will be traveling back to the time period in which it was written, and fans can get their first glimpse in the delightfully tongue-in-cheek teaser that was...
MyBookishWays
May 11 2015

Fresh Meat: Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas

Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas is the seventh Barker & Llewelyn historical mystery, and in London in 1888, who would they seek but the Ripper (available May 12, 2015)? I’m always up for...
DavidCranmer
April 20 2015

The Gadgetless and Tired Assassin: James Bond’s Short Stories

Every so often the caretakers of the James Bond movie franchise talk about getting back to author Ian Fleming’s original creation, distancing themselves from the outlandish stunts, gadgets, and...
AngieBarry
March 22 2015

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed — Attack the Block

Why is it that aliens always invade New York? Or Los Angeles? How come it’s always the Americans taking on extraterrestrial threats, armed with big guns, ripped shirts, and catchy one-liners? Gotta...
JordanFoster
February 24 2015

Fresh Meat: The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth is a standalone thriller narrated by three women: one who is dead, one who nearly died, and one who is the cop trying to solve it all (available February 24,...
katelincoln
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes

The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes is the third book starring forensic psychologist Alice Quentin who heads to a psychiatric prison to interview an inmate (available February 24, 2015). It’s...
Debbie.Meldrum
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders marks the debut of Samantha Clair, a London book editor caught up in a criminal investigation (available February 24, 2015). I read a lot of mysteries featuring...
dvaleris
February 15 2015

Fresh Meat: Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron is set in the same fictional London as his Slough House series, and now introduces Tom Bettany, an ex-spook with a violent past and only one thing to live for one thing —...
VictoriaJanssen
November 30 2014

Fresh Meat: The Firebird’s Feather by Marjorie Eccles

The Firebird's Feather by Marjorie Eccles is a short historical mystery featuring a young English woman in 1911, who is investigating her mother's murder (available December 1, 2014). The...
girlygirl415
November 8 2014

Fresh Meat: The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch

The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch is the 8th book in the historical mystery series featuring gentleman detective Charles Lenox, who’ll return to professional crime-solving with an awful case...
jenny_maloney
October 7 2014

Fresh Meat: The Murder Man by Tony Parsons

The Murder Man by Tony Parsons is a debut thriller, introducing newly-minted homicide detective Max Wolfe, whose first case will involve murdered members of London society, all connected to an exclusive...
girlygirl415
September 17 2014

Fresh Meat: Wouldn’t It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland

Wouldn’t it be Deadly by D. E. Ireland is a historical mystery series debut, featuring Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, that picks up where My Fair Lady left off (available September 23, 2014). Many...
CrimeHQ
September 9 2014

The Ripper Case Solved? We’ve Waited This Long...

After this weekend's “revelation” of Jack the Ripper's identity (was he really a local Polish hairdresser?) in the Daily Mail, we waited. It took mere hours for the first sets of...
LanceC
September 8 2014

The Honourable Woman: Trapped Inside the Feedback Loop

Like the Cold War, the endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the dramatist’s gift that keeps on giving. Nowhere else can an author, screenwriter or filmmaker find such a stew of moral ambiguity,...
JoeBrosnan
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
ScottAdlerberg
June 27 2014

Gangster Cinema, British Style: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover is not the first film you're likely to come up with when thinking about British gangster movies. Filmmaker Peter Greenaway, who began his artistic endeavors...
rachelkb
May 4 2014

Fresh Meat: Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay

Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay is the second cozy installment in the Hat Shop Mystery Series about two women whose London store falls under investigation after poison from a murder is found...