Crime Fiction

There is better crime fiction being written

This selection of new fiction is marked by both novelty and tradition

Not all is grim and gloom in the British Library’s Tales of the Weird series

From Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, crime novels invoke the genre’s heritage, sometimes ably and sometimes not

Professor Jeremy Black rounds up the best autumnal reads that are successful in grounding a sense of place

Crime and thriller titles have replaced Strictly Come Dancing as the new craze for celebrities

Jeremy Black’s ominous murder mystery round-up for the early summer

From seedy sex clubs to the streets of Paris: Jeremy Black selects British Library Crime Classics to enjoy over the May Bank Holiday

From the golden age of crime fiction to the modern day, Jeremy Black recommends seven books to see you through April

Hamilton first delivered this to his publishers 80 years ago in March 1941. What does a re-read of it tell us about the time that produced it?