Fiction

I Refuse by Per Petterson, review: 'anguished precision'

The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson has written the same novel again and again, and that's a good thing, says Catherine Taylor

That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern, book of a lifetime

I meant to read John McGahern's That They May Face the Rising Sun ages ago but books have a way of finding their moment. I was on holiday, not far from where the novel is set in McGahern's native Leitrim, when I came across a copy in our cottage.

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz, review: 'a fantasia'

A riff on Sherlock Holmes - albeit minus Holmes and Watson - is exciting, quirky and true to the spirit of Conan Doyle, says Jake Kerridge

Antony Horowitz's Sherlock Holmes novel Moriarty can only fall flat

Modern 're-interpretations' of classic works such as Sherlock Holmes and PG Wodehouse miss the point: the originals are products of their time and writers, says Harry Mount.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber review astonishing and deeply affecting

Fabers sixth novel, which cuts between Earth and a far-off planet, has a lot of religious, linguistic, philosophical and political freight to deliverBeatrice Leigh is a nurse, an evangelical Christian, a cat owner and an independent and capable woman, not

A Possibility of Violence by DA Mishani, review: 'a welcome sequel'

DA Mishani has created an engaging everyman in his Israeli detective Avraham Avraham, says Jake Kerridge

Brad Pitt; Moroni; Anthony Horowitz

Damian Barr talks to Brad Pitt about his World War II film, Fury. Anthony Horowitz on his new Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty. Robert Webb and Miles Jupp on performing completely wet on stage in Neville's Island. And Sarah Dunant discusses the Ro

Brad Pitt; Moroni; Anthony Horowitz

Damian Barr talks to Brad Pitt about his World War II film, Fury. Anthony Horowitz on his new Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty. Robert Webb and Miles Jupp on performing completely wet on stage in Neville's Island. And Sarah Dunant discusses the Ro

Moriarty - Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swi

Young woman’s journey on the road to redemption

Marilynne Robinson’s second novel, the Pulitzer prize-winning Gilead (2004), took the form of a journal-letter written by a septuagenarian Iowa pastor, the Reverend John Ames, to his young son.