Crime fiction

Lounge picks five cool reads for the blazing months ahead.

Truth, lies and a fair bit of murder

2 min read . 27 Apr 2018
Graeme Macrae Burnet. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

A literary whydunnit

5 min read . 17 Dec 2016
Mumbai is the subject of all stories in Black Mumba.<br />

Book review: Black Mumba

3 min read . 22 Jul 2016
Lauren Bacall (left) in ‘The Fan’. Photo: Paramount/The Kobal Collection <br />

Book of creeps

3 min read . 25 Jul 2015
Viva Seifert plays a woman whose husband is missing. <br />

Games they play

4 min read . 31 Jul 2015
Ruth Rendell, a writer of uncommon talent. Photo: Random House/Bloomberg<br />

A tribute to Ruth Rendell

6 min read . 16 May 2015
A work by artist Sarnath Banerjee, from his 2008 work, Detective Department: Lalbazaar Lower Pile, previously displayed at the India Art Fair, New Delhi and the Loft, Mumbai. Photo: Sarnath Banerjee/courtesy Project 88<br />

Calcutta noir

9 min read . 17 Jan 2015
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2014’s best crime fiction debuts

3 min read . 20 Dec 2014
British writer Catherine Sampson has based her best-selling novel ‘The Slaughter Pavilion’, on her experience of living in Beijing for many years. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images<br />

Chinese checkers

3 min read . 10 May 2014
Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images<br />

A year of many thrills

3 min read . 11 Jan 2014
‘The Name of the Rose’, based on Umberto Eco’s novel, which has Sean Connery in the lead.<br />

The bibliomystery code

4 min read . 20 Jul 2013
Shimla is the setting for Drop Dead. Photo: Sandeep Sahdev/Hindustan Times<br />

New tecs on the block

4 min read . 16 Nov 2012
A still from The Shanghai Gesture. Photo: AFP<br />

Sleepless in Shanghai

5 min read . 26 Oct 2012
<br />Ultra-violence: A screen version of the grim Lisbeth Salander <br />

The gore conundrum

3 min read . 09 Mar 2012
<br />Stacked: Blossom Book House is full of unusual crime fiction. Hemant Mishra/Mint<br />

Books on crooks

3 min read . 02 Sep 2011
<br />1980s’ man: Martin Amis, who wrote Night Train, a bleak noir story. <br />

The generation gap

4 min read . 19 Aug 2011
<br />On file: (clockwise from top) Peter James is chairman, British Crime Writers Association,Photo Maxim Aryukov; a poster of the film The Silence of the Lambs; and best-selling author Robin Cook, Photo W<br />

Fiction by the casebook

4 min read . 29 Apr 2011
<br />On file: (clockwise from top) Peter James is chairman, British Crime Writers Association,Photo Maxim Aryukov; a poster of the film The Silence of the Lambs; and best-selling author Robin Cook, Photo W<br />

Fiction by the casebook

4 min read . 02 Jul 2011
<br />Hot spot: 221B Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes museum. Jacques Loic/AFP<br />

Take a walk on the wild side

2 min read . 25 Jun 2010