Witness Statement: author CP Wilson

Crime fiction takes us to the darkest domains of the human condition. It’s a psychologically safe space where inspired writers can explore criminal, social and moral injustice – hooking the audience with a compelling narrative and captivating characters. ‘Ice Cold Alice’ does all this and more. On one level, it’s a rollicking romp of revenge…

Eyewitness: credible and convoluted Scandi crime

Cleverly constructed Nordic noir which in typical Scandinavian style combines a convoluted plot with credible but complicated characters, filmed with an eye for widescreen. The series follows a single investigation, triggered by the death of a police informant. Each of the six hour-long episodes peels back more layers of the story, expanding its focus from…

Spook Street: a masterpiece of misfits

Imagine a spy who’s the absolute opposite of the understated, discreet George Smiley and you might come up with some as obnoxious as Jackson Lamb, the lynchpin of Mick Herron’s Slough House series. Lamb is a compelling creation: a character I actively dislike but whose presence on the page lifts every scene he sweats, belches…

Living Dangerously: a night of crime

The smallest city in England, Wells in Somerset, experienced an unusual evening of intrigue last week, when MMM’s own crime-thriller author Frank Westworth came to town. Frank was the special guest at Wells Library, where fans of crime fiction were given a sneak-preview of his brand new thriller, ‘The Redemption Of Charm’. Described as ‘a skilled veteran…