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.
DA Mishani has created an engaging everyman in his Israeli detective Avraham Avraham, says Jake Kerridge
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.
A riff on Sherlock Holmes - albeit minus Holmes and Watson - is exciting, quirky and true to the spirit of Conan Doyle, says Jake Kerridge
The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson has written the same novel again and again, and that's a good thing, says Catherine Taylor
Mr Bones, by Paul Theroux - book review: Skilful, unsettling collection marred by disappointing duds
In "Siamese Nights," the longest and most successful story in Paul Theroux's new collection, a character says: "The place I want to live is somewhere I wouldn't mind dying." I heard Theroux express this sentiment while discussing his travel writing at...
The creation of the networked world, conjured up by a group of nerds, wonks and hippies, is the defining story of our eraRevolutions usually leave ancient institutions tottering, societies shaken, the streets awash with blood. But what Walter Isaacson...