I have been surprised by Peter James’ detective novels, I never expected to experience the emotions I feel when reading them.
Author: Rosalind Esche
Elly Griffiths talks about misdirection, redemption and forensic botany …
I’m certainly attached to Ruth and Nelson in a way that means I can’t ever really just treat them as words on a page
The Babes in the Wood
What a sorry little tale this is …
The Leper Chapel and the largest fair in medieval Europe
The Barnwell Junction end of Newmarket Road is now more commonly known for Cambridge United, but it was once the site of a leper hospital, known as Stourbridge Hospital.
Emily Winslow, a unique and original voice in crime fiction today
Emily Winslow, with her multiple narrators (reminiscent of Wilkie Collins’ great detective novel of 1868, The Moonstone) has introduced an unusual and distinctive voice into the world of contemporary crime fiction.
Emily Winslow talks about writing crime fiction
I think of myself as a crime writer, but with the very broadest definition of crime.
Alison Bruce talks about detective fiction
My mum read things like Agatha Christie and British, cosy crime, but then she tended to watch American crime on the TV. Dad would sit reading his book, being very disapproving.
At the beginning of lockdown in the spring of 2020 I thought I would make use of the extra time at home to catch up on my ever growing, and increasingly daunting ‘to be read’ pile
I know I have books that I will never open, and on a few occasions I’ve bought them just because they are beautiful to look at!
I have at times used audiobooks as company in the middle of the night, but apart from that, I have just picked the books that look like an interesting mystery.
Why Do We Read Detective Novels?
‘Crime fiction confirms our belief, despite some evidence to the contrary, that we live in a rational, comprehensible, and moral universe.’ – P. D. James