Food and Drink
05 February 2001
Set among an odd assortment of small-time crooks on the north-east coast of England, Gareth Creer's third novel, Big...
Culture
04 December 2000
Hans Christian Andersen was obsessed with the story of his own life. In a series of autobiographies, published every...
Books
30 October 2000
In the ten years since Patricia Cornwell published Post-Mortem, her superbly original debut novel, many imitators have...
Books
04 September 2000
In June 1977, British newspapers were torn between two headlines: on the one hand, the celebrations for the Queen's...
Books
31 July 2000
Mike Phillips is a genuinely different voice in crime fiction. With his last novel, The Dancing Face, he promised to...
Food and Drink
03 July 2000
When you earn a living by writing about violent death, to find that you have created the scenario for your own murder...
Books
19 June 2000
With so many editions of Virginia Woolf already on the shelf, the publication of another is in itself nothing to write...
Food and Drink
29 May 2000
While crime writers lament the difficulties of maintaining a series character, Walter Mosley has created another...
Culture
10 April 2000
"Woman Mystery Writer Detects Dante" was the sort of dismissal that Dorothy L Sayers most resented. "I am not really a...
Food and Drink
28 February 2000
Painter, critic, lavish host, forger and murderer - Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847) is the embodiment of Oscar...
Books
21 February 2000
Few cities have been stripped quite as bare by fiction as Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. With 11 novels completed in just over...
Culture
07 February 2000
Legal wranglings and courtroom dramas have fascinated authors from Dickens to Harper Lee but, when it comes to...
Books
06 December 1999
You need two things to appreciate the remarkable fiction of Manuel Vasquez Montalban: a passing acquaintance with...
Food and Drink
08 November 1999
From Whitechapel to Walford, and from Jack the Ripper to the Mitchell brothers, the East End has long been shrouded in...
Culture
13 September 1999
How can Americans still live so contentedly with the Kennedy myth? While Monica Lewinsky can sleep safely in the...

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