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Harry Pearson

Sport, travel, food, art, humour. Award winning author of 13 non-fiction books. Based in North East England. Contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveller UK. Wrote 800+ columns for the Guardian.

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This Under-Recognized Agatha Christie Novel Revolutionized Crime Fiction

The book's iconic plot twist sent shock-waves through the literary ages.

10 Classic Mystery Novels Everyone Should Read

These tried and true mystery books are sure to become new favorites.

The Best Mystery Books of All Time

Cozy up with one of our favorite mysteries of all time.

Mystery Books That Pay Homage to Edgar Allan Poe

The 19th-century author of the macabre exerts enormous influence over the detective fiction we know today.

8 Real Murder Cases That Inspired Classic Mystery Novels

Sometimes reality and fiction are intertwined.

The Dutchman and the Chinese Detectives

An eccentric diplomat from the Netherlands exposed the West to Chinese detective fiction—some of the oldest in the world.

A World of Sherlocks

Detectives around the globe have been inspired by the English supersleuth.

The Crime Writer Who Went Down With The Titanic

Jacques Futrelle was lost to tragedy, but his captivating works live on.

Jack the Ripper and the First Lady of British Crime

How a haunting crime inspired an author of classic detective fiction.

The Blind Detective, Max Carrados

A champion of the downtrodden with remarkable sense-driven deductions.

The Grandfather of James Bond

The murdered con man, the best-selling author, and James Bond.

The Gentleman Thief Who Resurrected Sherlock Holmes

E.W. Hornung, author and creator of Raffles the Amateur Cracksman, died 100 years ago this year.