Archive for the ‘CRIMIN4L’ Category

  • If you liked, you’ll love…

    • Apr 28, 2016 •

    If, like us, you’ve been completely gripped by the crime dramas that broadcasters have been firing out of late, you’ll need some literary equivalents so that you can take things at our own pace, and step away if you need to (but not for long. Nothing is quite as compulsive as a crime read). Here, for you, are some of our best crime novels, paired with the telly that we’ve been watching (and discussing) of late. We wanted to put BBC One’s new Sunday night drama Undercover in there, but good luck finding a comparison for something so ridiculously compelling… Read more…

  • CRIMIN4L: We Are Not Such Things

    • Apr 22, 2016 • Tags:

    On the cover of We Are Not Such Things are three boys, about five or six years old, dressed in smart Sunday best. The photograph is faded, but the boys are clear-skinned and bright-eyed, drowning slightly in their little rumpled suits. One of these boys – the one on the right, looking away from you and into the distance – is Easy Nofemela. Many years after this photo was taken, he would stand in a Cape Town courtroom, accused, among others, of the brutal murder of a young white American woman called Amy Biehl. The state lawyer would assert his view that Amy’s murder could not have been committed with a political objective, that ‘It was wanton brutality, like a pack of sharks smelling blood. Isn’t that the truth?’ And Easy, a man now, responded ‘No, that’s not true, that’s not true. We are not such things.’ Read more…

  • OUT TODAY: The new international bestseller from Jonas Jonasson

    IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START AGAIN. AND AGAIN.

    From the multi-million-copy bestselling author Jonas Jonasson comes another freewheeling madcap adventure…  Read more…

  • A CRIMIN4L Martin Beck Series Giveaway

    • Apr 19, 2016 • Tags:

    Our theme for this month is CRIMIN4L, which we’re sure you’ll know by now, so we’ve teamed up with Killer Reads to bring you two (two!) competitions.

    Competition number one: Fill in the form below to win this AMAZING (and beautifully designed) collection of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo reissues.  These reissues have introductions from the likes of Lee Child, Jonathan Franzen, Val McDermid, Lars Kepler and Jo Nesbø. Read more…

  • CRIMIN4L

    • Apr 12, 2016 •

    4th Estate is obviously home of some of the finest literary fiction in all the land, but recently we’ve been having a look at our shelves and have enough crime fiction to keep you twitching your curtains and looking over your shoulder for the next few months. Let’s have a look at what we’ve got so far, and what is coming up… Read more…