Agatha Christie never explicitly said so, but many of her Belgian detective’s character traits could be interpreted as being autistic.
The impressionistic tale of a young Edgar Allan Poe may not be based in fact, but it captures the essence of the young writer.
The prestige the role of detective once had has been eroded and needs to be restored.
Whether they are set in a country house or on the mean streets, detective novels tell us so much about human nature.
Readers are invited to a special screening and Q&A with former detective Jackie Malton, criminologist Fiona Brookman and forensic scientist Martin Evison.
The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.
Move over Netflix, here’s whodunnit by headphones.
As the literary world says goodbye to the Big Man from Kilmarnock, his friend Gerard Carruthers remembers a writer at the heights of the British canon.