Andrew McKie

Children go missing: the latest crime fiction reviewed

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Hot on the heels of The Stranger, the Netflix series based on his novel but transplanted to the UK, Harlan…

A paranormal romance that seems to go nowhere: NVK, by Temple Drake, reviewed

11 April 2020 9:00 am

NVK, which is the IATA (International Air Transport Association) code for Narvik’s old airport, is in this instance Naemi Vieno…

Our appetite for ‘folk horror’ appears to be insatiable

26 October 2019 9:00 am

This eerie, shortish book apparently had an earlier outing this year, when it purported to be a reissue of a…

Vampire bats, like succubi, prey on sleeping men at full moon in a 19th-century engraving

Creatures of the night: why do we find them irresistible?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

When it was recently announced that Robert Pattinson, who played the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, had secured…

City of dreadful dusk

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Fantastic fiction loves contrasts made explicit: Eloi and Morlocks, orcs and elves, and above all humans battling vampires, Martians or…

Wine tasting in 19th-century Austria

Not a barrel of laughs: a history of hogsheads, kegs and puncheons

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Few people, perhaps, will immediately seize on this title as just the thing for a relative’s Christmas, even if their…