I was 17 when I started working on my first Icelandic translation of an Agatha Christie novel. I had been reading her books for years and had already translated a few of her short stories for Icelandic magazines, but I was astonished when her publishers o... Liam Neeson has attached himself to the spec "Marlowe" to play the iconic Raymond Chandler character Philip Marlowe. "The Departed" scribe William Monahan penned the script with Nickel City Pictures and Gary Levinson producing. Amsterdam-a good place to start Literary Hub's investigation of the world's Crime Cities. Everyone has an image of Amsterdam, an idea of what it's like-canals, bicycles, harmonized urban living; a liberal, safe, easygoing place. The crime and espionage author Frédéric Dard is without doubt the most prolific and widely read Francophone writer with whom hardly anybody in the English speaking world, even serious crime genre aficionados, is acquainted. In the second half of the 20th ... An excerpt from David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. (coming in April). I've spent most of my adult life reading vintage crime novels. Often dismissed out of hand at the time they appeared, over the past century they have preserved a huge variety of slang. His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method, have, in truth, the whole air of intuition. -Edgar Allan Poe, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" * * * * "A tangled skein," Arthur Conan Doyle scribbled in one of his cheap red marbled notebo... Ian Rankin does crime novels exceptionally well. His fictional Detective Inspector John Rebus has as high a profile across the UK as Rankin does, thanks to 21 novels, numerous short stories, and a television adaptation.