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Book of the week: Sharon Wheeler investigates how mystery writers play a guessing game with their reader-sleuths
Sharon Wheeler delights in casting a made-for-TV 17th-century tale laced with sex and the dark arts
A whistle-stop tour of criminals’ texts is packed with listicles and promises, says Sharon Wheeler
The tale of a shocking killing falls short as true crime and as social history, says Sharon Wheeler
From Fox News to the race for the White House, this work is all about politics, says Sharon Wheeler
Well-researched portraits of female pioneers and game gals capture the buzz around the Beeb as women entered the professions, says Sharon Wheeler
The real-life versions of Philip Marlowe were more likely criminals than heroes, says Sharon Wheeler
Frolics abound in a tale of how the 1815 triumph hit the front pages, writes Sharon Wheeler