Podcast: Real Crime, Real Fiction

Does the consumption of crime novels influence the way we read about real crime? In this panel discussion, writers, curators and journalists explore the impact of real-life crimes on the writing and production of crime fiction, both on television and in print.

Kolumne: Crime fiction roundup

Margaret Cannon on: “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny, “Standing in Another Man’s Grave” by Ian Rankin, “The Jewels of Paradise” by Donna Leon, and “Rush Of Blood” by Mark Billingham

Buchvorstellungen: Cain, Gerritsen, Winslow, Billingham, Welsh

The best recent crime and thrillers: August 19. A lost novel by James M Cain, the latest from Rizzoli and Isles, plus Louise Welsh’s “The Girl on the Stairs” and Don Winslow’s “The Kings of Cool”.

CrimeMag: Artikel und Rezensionen zur Kriminalliteratur

Dieses Mal mit Rezensionen zu Kriminalromanen von Bernhard Jaumann, Mark Billingham, Judith Merchant, Leonardo Padura und vielen mehr. Blut und Honig bei den Chops, dazu Carlos’ Kolumne und eine kleine Sensation von Thomas Adcock.

Kolumne: New in crime fiction: The latest thrillers and mysteries

This time: Mark Billingham: “Good as Dead”, Scott Thornley: “The Ambitious City” , Gail Bowen: “Kaleidoscope”, Liza Marklund: “Vanished”, Thomas Perry: “Poison Flower”, Nicci French: “Blue Monday”, Camilla Lackberg: “The Drowning” and more.

Artikel: How to write fiction: Mark Billingham on creating suspense

More than any trick or technique, what makes suspense so enthralling is empathy – crafting characters your readers can truly connect with. The best example from the world of crime fiction is in Thomas Harris’s novel »The Silence of the Lambs«.

Interview: Mark Billingham

At Lord’s Mark Billingham is just too incongruous to ignore. Sporting a Hawaiian shirt, a diamond stud and a cowpoke’s goatee, he is the only man in a 100-yard radius not in a blazer, MCC tie and a Panama.

Artikel: The artists’ artist: Crime writers

Five crime writers nominate their favourite living author in their field: John Harvey on Peter Temple, Sara Paretsky on Liza Cody, Ann Cleeves on Johan Theorin, Karin Fossum on Belinda Bauer and Mark Billingham on Michael Connelly.