Jack Reacher

Rosamund Pike sheds ice-queen shackles with meatier role in 'Jack Reacher'

Rosamund Pike enjoyed playing lawyer Helen Rodin in ''Jack Reachereven'' .

You might think the daughter of two opera singers, who holds a degree in English from Oxford University, and once counted Chelsea Clinton as a friend might be a little, well, unapproachable.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 3:56pm

The Affair

The Affair by Lee Child Bantam Press

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dying season

According to Romantic poet John Keats, autumn is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. If he were alive today, Keats might eat those words and pronounce it a season of murder and crime scene investigations. As is now publishing lore, late August to early December is the time when crime writers appear, as if from nowhere, new books at the ready.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Killer instinct

LEE CHILD became unemployable at the age of 40. Sacked by Britain's Granada Television in 1995, and with a history of upsetting management through his role as union official, he had no chance of furthering a television career in which he'd risen to the position of presentation director.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am