Keith Miller

The thrill of living dangerously inspires the latest first novels

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Here come three novels marketed as debuts but written by authors with some sort of previous, be it in short…

First novel choice: the American connection

12 March 2016 9:00 am

At the beginning of this year I underwent a complete literary detox: an absolute, cold-turkey abstention from cutting-edge fiction of…

Finders Keepers is not so much a book as a shot-by-shot description of a future film

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Finders Keepers is a sort-of sequel to last year’s Mr Mercedes, Stephen King’s first foray into what he called ‘hard-boiled…

First novel choice: do you prefer your author on a skateboard, or in a vineyard?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

I’m not sure I know what the mark of merit is in a first novel, any more than in a…