Sunday, August 22, 2004

Let's start with some bad news: Louis de Bernieres has returned from the Edinburgh to find that his house has been broken into and his laptop stolen, along with 50 pages of his next novel, A Partisan's Daughter.

The Independent have a rare interview with Dean Koontz.

The Guardian reviews Michael Dibdin's latest Aurelio Zen paperback, Medusa.

At The Times, Marcel Berlin's looks at the latest (heavily European) crime fiction, including the latest from Henning Mankell, Andrea Camilleri and Carlo Lucarelli.

The Spectator reviews Alexander McCall Smith's In The Company of Cheerful Ladies.

And, finally, at The Observer Peter Guttridge also looks at the latest crime fiction, including books by Mark Billingham and Elmore Leonard.