His disturbing debut, The Wasp Factory, is being reissued this year

A writer of genius, capable of conveying the feelings and lives of those who lived in the distant past

April is the cruellest month, breeding detective fiction out of the dry land

Some novels still dare to leave the reader’s hand unheld — without universal success

All novels should be like this: stripped of the necessary but boring connective tissue

From Oxford to Italy, the murders continue in 2024

It’s time for our annual guide to the best new fiction of the year

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Their lurid covers were catnip to bloodthirsty, impressionable teenagers

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