Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character in all of literature and the template for so many fictional detectives since. With the new series of Sherlock hitting our screens next year and the recent Noirwich Crime Festival a great success, we’re looking back at the many incarnations of Mr Holmes and his best friend Dr… Continue reading The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is here again! To celebrate, we’re dusting off a favourite thriller that balances jolly japes and suspense: The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
To celebrate the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival (10th-14th September 2014), try some of the greatest crime novels ever created with ‘A Short History of Crime Fiction in 9 Books’. On Wednesday 10th from 1.00-3.30 PM, we’ll be holding an event in the Start Up Lounge in association with Waterstones Book Shop where crime authors will be… Continue reading A Short History of Crime Fiction in 9 Books and the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
In The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith introduces her sociopathic anti-hero Tom Ripley, who cons his way through people’s lives seemingly without remorse. Highsmith wrote five novels about Ripley (known as the ‘Ripliad’), but The Talented Mr Ripley remains the most famous, partly due to the excellent film adaption directed by Anthony Minghella. The novel tells the… Continue reading Book Review: The Talented Mr Ripley
The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon (BOOK ZONE 823.91) is a haunting international best-seller with a thrilling, noir-style mystery at its heart. When young Daniel Sempere is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and comes away with the last surviving copy of The Shadow of the Wind, little… Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind