There are few contemporary guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but Barry Forshaw has provided a truly comprehensive survey. Every major writer is included, along with many other. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres this is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history
Biografie (Barry Forshaw)
BARRY FORSHAW is a writer and journalist specialising in crime fiction and cinema. He is author of The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Biography of Steig Larsson (John Blake, 2010), British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2008), The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guides 2007), Film Noir (Five Books, 2010), Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation (Pocket Essentials, 2006) and has contributed to the Directory of World Cinema (Intellect). He also writes regularly for The Independent, The Express, The Times, Movie Mail, Waterstone's Books Quarterly, Good Book Guide and is editor of the online Crime Time Magazine. He is also a talking head for the ITV Crime Thriller author profiles and BBC TV Documentaries and has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association.
Biografie (Ian Rankin)
Ian Rankin, geboren 1960, ist Großbritanniens führender Krimiautor, und seine Romane sind aus den internationalen Bestsellerlisten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ian Rankin wurde unter anderem mit dem Gold Dagger, dem Edgar Allan Poe Award und dem Deutschen Krimipreis ausgezeichnet. Ian Rankin lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden Söhnen in Edinburgh.