Depeschen mit dem Leitwort

  • The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom
  • Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran
  • Three Dog Night by Elsbeth Engholm

Geoffrey Wansell about new novels by Ian Samson, Sara Gran and Elsbeth Engholm. His reviews at The Daily Mail.

The huge success of Gillian Flynn’s intelligent dark novel Gone Girl about a toxic marriage has had publishers scrabbling to find its successor. For those thirsting for more of the same, there are three contenders this summer, selected by Carla Mckay.

More about this list at The Daily Mail.

1. Find the puzzle
2. Kill, kill, kill!
3. Create a crime file
4. Plot? What Plot?
5. Call the Cops
6. Big up your bad guys
7. Invent a flawed hero
8. Twist the plot
9. Never mind whodunit
10. There are no rules (But Agatha rules!)

Ian Rankin

Who else? With worldwide sales of 30 million for his John Rebus books, Ian Rankin is just the man to compile a ten-point guide to writing the perfect whodunit. Read more at Mail Online.