Top Five: Killer Narrators
Author Peter Swanson picks his favourite murderous narrators.
Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter, tells us about her favourite ghost stories.
The curators of the new exhibition at the British Library, "The Gothic Imagination", tells us about their favourite gothic novels.
This week HarperCollins asked people to vote for their all-time favourite scary books and we can reveal the results!
Crime writer Lisa Cutts wonders whether muder is integral to crime fiction.
Crime writer Chris Ewan tells us about the Isle of Man Halloween celebrations that inspired his new novel.
"The Three" in this book's title refers to the three child survivors of four plane crashes that happen at the same time across the world. Having escaped catastrophe virtually unharmed, the children are subject to intense speculation.
In the space of four or five books, Craig Robertson has established himself as one of the most adroit practitioners of the crime novel at work today with an unerring command of narrative.
The Killing Club is the latest explosive thriller from Paul Finch. Detective Sergeant Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is on the trail of the Nice Guys Club once again when he hears Mad Mike Silver has had a heart attack and is being transferred to a hospital for treatment.
Combining the best of the grisly psycho-thrillers with the old-fashioned whodunnit detective novels, Five is a gripping read with broad appeal.
Having finished this (and immediately started it again) I was delighted to see that this is the first in a trilogy as the main character is a very appealing, convincing and enthralling creation with a truly bizarre occupation.
The Murder Bag is the first crime novel by bestselling author Tony Parsons. Set in the homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Saville Row, DC Max Wolfe begins an investigation into the gruesome murder of a city banker.
If you read The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair looking for a page-turning murder mystery packed full of twists and turns and dubious motives, then you'll come away more than satisfied.
Sophie Hannah's latest intriguing mystery The Telling Error is jam-packed with plot twists and so much scurrilous intrigue that it is sure to become yet another smash hit for the talented author.
Clarissa made one mistake, she was too polite, and has paid for it ever since. When she was invited to Rafe's book launch she was still struggling to come to terms with a painful breakup but after he had given her three invites she just couldn't say no.
Letters to my Daughter’s Killer is that rare thing in the world of books - one that once it is finished can be picked up straight away and reread without hesitation. A work that pushes the psychological barriers of crime fiction so far back they almost disappear into the ether.
The current king of Scandinavian crime Jo Nesbo can certainly afford to rest on his laurels, such is the enthusiasm around the world with which each new book is received – and the rockstar reception he enjoys on his frequent visits to the UK.