Andrew Rosenheim

An Oxford spy ring is finally uncovered

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Charles Beaumont’s warped group, recruited by an eccentric fellow of Jesus College, seems all too plausible. Other thrillers from Celia Walden and Matthew Blake

The chase looms large in the best new thrillers

23 September 2023 9:00 am

It’s a brilliant page-turner device and works perfectly in stories set variously during the Algerian war of independence of the 1950s and Norfolk and London in the present day

Espionage dominates the best recent crime fiction

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Owen Matthews concludes his magnificent KGB trilogy, and there’s a thrilling debut from David McCloskey, a former CIA Middle East specialist

A gruesome discovery: Death Under a Little Sky, by Stig Abell, reviewed

27 May 2023 9:00 am

A police detective inherits a country estate and looks forward to early retirement, but is forced back into action when human bones surface at a village treasure hunt

The latest crime fiction: women provide their own take on sexual violence 

26 November 2022 9:00 am

There are hard-hitting thrillers from Margie Orford and Rijula Das – as well as an engaging mystery by Erri de Luca

Cosy crime flourishes in the pick of the summer’s thrillers

20 August 2022 9:00 am

Cosy crime was once the literary world’s guilty secret, a refuge for any reader seeking entirely unchallenging entertainment – like…

The real Norfolk: Stewkey Blues, by D.J. Taylor, reviewed

28 May 2022 9:00 am

D.J. Taylor is a Norfolk native who, un-usually, has stayed put. These stories, written during the pandemic, are all set…

Character is king in the latest crime fiction

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Thriller writers are hard pressed to stand out in what’s become a very crowded field. As a result, from Cardiff…

Suspicious circumstances abound in the latest crime fiction

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The old adage that everyone has a novel in them has a new version: anyone can write a thriller. Celebrity…

A master of spy fiction to the end — John Le Carré’s Silverview reviewed

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Literary estates work to preserve a writer’s reputation — and sometimes milk it too. The appearance of this novel by…

Nazis and Nordics: the latest crime fiction reviewed

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Social historians of the future may look back at the reading habits of this era and conclude that we were…

Secret treaties and games of cat and mouse: a choice of recent crime fiction

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Almost any promising writer of spy fiction can expect at some point to be called the ‘next Le Carré’, an…

Carrying on loving: Elizabeth Hardwick’s and Robert Lowell’s remarkable correspondence throughout the 1970s

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Since Robert Lowell’s sudden death in 1977 his critical reputation has suffered from the usual post-mortem slump. Interest in Lowell’s…