Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide by Barry Forshaw


Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites?  Look no further.

There are few contemporary guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK’s leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage.

Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan’s shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV.

Currently available for pre-order from Amazon!  This is a book that should be on everyone’s bookshelf!

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