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Crime Fiction

Book review: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

There are no high-speed car chases, shoot-outs or serial killers on the loose in acclaimed Japanese author Keigo Higashino's intriguing third murder mystery featuring "Detective Galileo".

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 6:54pm

Classic whodunnit thriller The Mousetrap to be staged in Hong Kong next month

A blizzard traps eight people in a hotel in Agatha Christie's classic thriller The Mousetrap. They are a peculiar lot: a newlywed couple, a prickly older woman, a flamboyant architect, a retired military man, an enigmatic girl, an unexpected foreigner, and a police detective. Among them hides a murderer on the run who has just killed a child, and could strike again any time.

9 Oct 2012 - 9:23pm

Queen of the whodunit at her best

During the course of a long and fruitful writing career, Agatha Christie produced a remarkable canon of literature - according to her estate, the number of her books moved sits just behind the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:46am

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris Director: Guy Ritchie Category: IIA

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows begins - and ends - with Dr Watson (Jude Law) seated in his well-appointed study, typing out his recollections of his latest adventure with his friend.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Impossible Dead

The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin Orion (e-book)

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Killer instincts

Everybody loves a good crime story. It's the idea of playing detective for a day - without ending up within a line of white chalk.

But writing mystery novels takes skill and an ability to tell a whodunnit, hooking the reader with red herrings and creating a number of scenarios.

British writer Agatha Christie was a master of the genre.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

13 Hours

13 Hours by Deon Meyer Hodder and Stoughton, HK$91

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Trick of the Dark

Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid Little, Brown HK$104

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The queen of crime

Crime pays

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was probably the world's favourite author until J.K. Rowling came along. Christie wrote clever mystery detective stories and her novels sold in their millions all over Europe, America and Asia.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A mystery without end

Trapped in the theatre

The Mousetrap, a murder mystery written by Agatha Christie, first opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been playing to packed houses ever since.

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am