The Guardian rounds up the best recent crime novels. The Week goes one better and lists the best crime novels of the year so far.

American author Lauren Groff spoke to The Guardian about the books that made her.

The Guardian explores how thrillers are an antidote to toxic masculinity.

Casting a spell or solving a mystery should not be a white-only experience, argues iNews. (well, obviously.)


Maggie O’Farrell’s I Am, I Am, I Am is your next truly gripping read, says Stylist.

Book Riot rounds up the 19 books read so far by Emma Watson’s book club.

In this week’s Bookseller pictures roundup: handmaids protest Trump, John Grisham receives an Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award and Milly Johnson celebrates the paperback launch of her latest title.


The shortlist is out for the 2018 Gordon Burn Prize, which seeks to champion “fearless non-fiction and bold, genre-defying fiction”. Among the shortlistees is Guy Gunaratne, previous Brit Lit Podcast guest, for In Our Mad and Furious City.

31 writers have been honoured with a prize at the Society for Authors Awards.