Crime Fiction

As crime dramas take over as the nation’s favourite television genre, Nigel Jones asks why we enjoy watching dramatic reenactments of sadistic murders

From countryside crimes to mysteries on the waves, Jeremy Black recommends further reading from the British Library Crime Classics collection

Sweden couldn’t have been as bad as depicted in Sjowall and Wahloo’s novels – after all it produced ABBA and Ikea

Jeremy Black recommends an array of crime fiction novels, both modern and classic, to keep you entertained in January

Jeremy Black recommends the best murder mysteries to read in the New Year

Professor Jeremy Black sifts through the evidence with Graham Stewart

Jeremy Black makes his way through the British Library’s Crime Classics collection

Professor Jeremy Black on British Library Crime Classics and his favourite ‘whodunits’

There is no need to make Sherlock Holmes more likeable, part of his brilliance is in his ambiguity