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Thriller of The Month: The Last Good Kiss

Thriller of The Month: The Last Good Kiss

Posted on 1st Apr, 2016 by Joseph Knobbs & Peter Whitehead

Joseph Knobbs, Crime Fiction Buyer for Waterstones, makes his case for an often-neglected masterpiece, The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley, the book he would like to see re-establish its place as one of the finest pieces of crime writing.

Video: Ian Rankin in conversation

Legendary crime writer Ian Rankin talks about reprising his equally famous detective, John Rebus, in Even Dogs In The Wild.

Gunnar Staalesen's top 10 fictional detectives

Gunnar Staalesen's top 10 fictional detectives

Posted on 2nd Sep, 2015 by Gunnar Staalesen

One of the fathers of Nordic Noir shares with us ten of his favourite fictional detectives

Waterstones and HarperCollins present the Killer Crime Festival.

Celebrate the best in crime fiction with the Killer Crime Festival, a two-day festival of both online and in-store events.

Want to write better? Read better.

Want to write better? Read better.

Posted on 15th Oct, 2014 by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin introduces Death Sentences - a new collection of specially commissioned bookish mysteries from some of the best thriller writers around.

First glimpse at Cheltenham Festival 2014 line-up

Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel are among the first big names announced for this year's The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The truth in the tales

The truth in the tales

Posted on 11th Feb, 2014 by Guest contributor

Robert Dinsdale introduces his new novel Gingerbread by looking at the dark origins of fairytales...

Book Club: Fact into fiction - M.J. Carter

Book Club: Fact into fiction - M.J. Carter

Posted on 27th Oct, 2014 by M.J. Carter

Although already an accomplished  non-fiction author, M.J. Carter has turned her hand to the historical thriller with her debut fiction The Strangler Vine, our Book Club book of the week.

Twauthors - The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff.

What's on your favourite writers' Christmas lists?

What books are your favourite authors buying their loved ones for Christmas? We've snaffled Robert Harris, Conn Iggulden, Veronica Henry, Ian Rankin and Jacqueline Wilson's shopping lists to find out... Do NOT read if you are expecting a present from any of them.

Cream tea with Mary Berry - and a beer with Ian Rankin

Two lucky Waterstones Cardholders got to have tea with Mary Berry last week - but fear not, there's always more chances to meet your favourite authors...

Ian Rankin discusses Saints of the Shadow Bible

Ian Rankin spoke to us about his latest novel Saints of the Shadow Bible.