Robert Harris

Marks out of ten

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Like a weary schoolmaster toiling over his pupils’ homework, Peter Kemp dispenses praise, encouragement or reproof to modern fiction’s big-hitters

Amusing and entertaining – though not very taxing: Amazon Prime's Reacher reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Jack Reacher is back on the screen and aficionados of the hugely successful Lee Child airport thrillers in which he…

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…

Alfred Dreyfus is being erased all over again

11 January 2020 9:00 am

In London to promote a book, I received an invitation to a secret screening of An Officer and a Spy,…

Crime fiction: a sole survivor is haunted by a family tragedy on a remote Scottish island

2 November 2019 9:00 am

James Sallis has a modus operandi: never to waste a word. Sarah Jane (No Exit Press, £8.99) follows this stricture…

Max Hastings’ Diary: Historian Sir Michael Howard and a tale of E.M. Forster and sardines

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Lunch with the great Sir Michael Howard, 95 last week. During a conversation about BBC1’s Howards End, he said: ‘I…

Michael Gove did not kill Of Mice and Men or To Kill A Mockingbird

31 May 2014 9:00 am

I suppose I should be grateful that the liberal intelligentsia doesn’t bother to check any of the facts if an…