Lisa Jewell, Abir Mukherjee, Sarah Pearse and more on the crime books that shaped them, and the genre itself, just in time for Christmas.
When Alice Eveleigh arrives at Fiercombe Manor during the long, languid summer of 1933, she finds a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets. Read on for an extract from The Girl in the Photograph
Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger, reveals how a difficult secondary character became the dazzling (anti)heroine of her latest novel
Was it simply a tragic accident? Or should the inhabitants of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in? Read an extract from Kate Riordan's captivating novel The Stranger
Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She is an avid reader of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie, both of whom have influenced her writing. She lives in the Cotswolds, where she writes full-time. Her previous novels include The Girl In The Photograph, The Shadow Hour, The Stranger and The Heatwave, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Summer Fever is her fifth novel.
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