A New Voice in American Literature

‘There are certain things he told me. Not just things like don’t get into cars with strangers. But more subtle things. For example, if you hear the water running after […] Read More


What is insight? An Extract from The Eureka Factor

Among the general public, insight, or those ‘eureka!’ moments, are often discussed as unpredictable, almost mystical, moments.  But what if we could understand the science behind those moments? Or even […] Read More


This year’s most beautiful gift book

If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift for the beauty junkie in your life, then look no further. Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette) has selected 100 of the 20th Century’s […] Read More


‘It was uniquely, unmistakably Ruth’

The story behind the publication of Ruth Rendell’s final novel, Dark Corners, is almost as intriguing as one of its author’s own plots. Selina Walker, Ruth’s editor, reveals how the […] Read More


A Life in Writing – Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell’s groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to […] Read More


Fearsome Fiction

The nights are drawing in; it’s cold and dark – time to relish a scary book. Here are some of our favourites, from the Hammer list. There are thrills, there […] Read More


A celebration of Ruth Rendell

When Ruth Rendell died in May 2015, a wealth of writers – not all of them crime authors – and publications acknowledged Ruth’s unique talent. To celebrate the publication of […] Read More


The House by the Lake: video

In the spring of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Berlin with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake. It was her ‘soul place’, she said – a […] Read More

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