Buchvorstellungen: Eric Ambler, Margery Allingham

Eric Ambler’s masterly 1938 novel, „Epitaph for a Spy,“ and the gripping story of a ruthless killer and his victims, hunters and allies, „The Tiger in the Smoke“ by Margery Allingham are now published in beautiful illustrated editions.

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Kolumne: Criminal Splatterings: Elmore Leonard and Patricia Cornwell!

Criminal Splatterings: Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke that happened over a week ago. And Patricia Cornwell has moved to HarperCollins for her next two books.

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Klassikercheck: Chester Himes: „A Rage in Harlem“

There are a number of aspects to „A Rage in Harlem“ that some modern readers might find uncomfortable; this book is certainly not for the prudish. It is an urban police procedural like no other.

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Artikel: Liz Coley talks about Questions without answers

Today’s guest blog is by author Liz Coley who has travelled widely and visited over 13 different countries.  She is the author of numerous short stories and seven novels, the most recent being „Pretty Girl-13“.

Beitrag: Julia Crouch On Getting Stuck

Today’s guest blog is by Julia Crouch a former theatre director, playwright and graphic designer. Her debut novel „Cuckoo“ was published in 2011 to wide acclaim. Her third novel „Tarnished“ was recently published.

Interview: Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins has been a president of The Private Eye Writers of America, and won or been nominated for numerous Edgars and Shamuses for his large (and constantly expanding) body of work, both for fiction and non-fiction.

Artikel: Welcome to Le French Book!

Anne Trager recently founded Le French Book, a digital-first publishing venture dedicated to bringing France’s best crime fiction and thrillers to new readers across the English-speaking world.

Beitrag: Peter Bradshaw’s Night of Triumph

Today’s guest blog post is by Peter Bradshaw who is the Guardian film critic. He also co-wrote and acted in David Baddiel’s sitcom „Baddiel’s Syndrome“.

Rezension: Graham Hurley: „Western Approaches „

Graham Hurley is the author 12 novels in the critically acclaimed Portsmouth-set series featuring Detective Inspector Faraday and Detective Sargent Winter, which are noted for their realistic portrayal of contemporary Britain and especially Portsmouth.

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Interview: Dan Fesperman

Today’s guest blog is by Dan Fesperman, award winning author of „Lie In The Dark“, „The Small Boat of Great Sorrows“ and „The Prisoner Of Guantanamo“. Now, Dan interviews himself about his new novel „The Double Game“.

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Artikel: In Memoriam Margaret Yorke

Crime writer Margaret Yorke has died at the age of 88. Best known for her standalone novels her first novel „Summer Flight“ was published in 1957.

Gespräch: William Ryan in conversation with Jason Webster

William Ryan is the Irish author of „The Holy Thief“, „The Bloody Meadow“ and „The Twelth Department“. Jason Webster wrote a number of highly acclaimed travel books and crime novels.

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Interview: John Connolly und Declan Burke

With the publication of „Books To Die For“ John Connolly and Declan Burke have jointly edited one of the most widely anticipated books this year.  Despite their busy schedule, SHOTSMAG managed to persuade the two of them to answer a few questions.

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Empfehlung: John Connolly/Declan Burke: „Books To Die For“

„Books To Die For“ is a collection of essays by one hundred and twenty crime writers from all over the world who have waxed lyrical about the one crime novel that is to them their most loved.

Service: Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Book of the Year short list

The shortlist for the inaugural Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Book of the Year award has just been announced: among others: „A Foreign Country“ by Charles Cumming, „Dead Men & Broken Hearts“ by Craig Russell, „Gods & Beasts“ by Denise Mina.

Artikel: 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel

The 2012 Ngaio Marsh Finalists have been announced and they are as follows: „Collecting Cooper“ by Paul Cleave, „Luther: The Calling“ by Neil Cross, „By Any Means“ by Ben Sanders, „Bound“ by Vanda Symon.

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Artikel: Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Day Two

Day two started off with a brief introduction by Programme Chair Mark Billingham.  The first event of the day started at 9:00am and was an interview  with John Connolly.

Artikel: Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Day One

This is the first blog post about this year’s Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.  Ayo Onatade hopes to blog continuously throughout the festival.

Artikel: Val McDermid and Jane Austen pair off!!!

Fans of Jane Austen and Val McDermid will be pleased to learn that in Spring 2014 HarperFiction will publish a contemporary re-working of Jane Austen’s „Northanger Abbey“ by Crime Writer Val McDermid.

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Service: CSI Postmouth 2012

Five internationally acclaimed best selling crime authors are booked to appear at this year’s CSI Portsmouth in November as part of Portsmouth BookFest: Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Roger Ellory, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson.

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Service: ITW Thriller Award Winners 2012

During a ceremony at this weekend’s ThrillerFest VII in New York City, winners of the 2012 Thriller Awards were announced. The winners are as follows: Best Hardcover Novel: „11/22/63“ by Stephen King, Best First Novel: „Spiral“ by Paul McEuen …

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Kurzrezension: Tom Williams: „Raymond Chandler: A Mysterious Something in the Light. A New Biography“

Drawing on new interviews, previously unpublished letters and archives on both sides of the Atlantic, literary gumshoe Tom Williams casts light Raymond Chandler, this most mysterious of writers.