Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliantLee Child’s Jack Reacher is everywhere at the moment with the second Tom Cruise-led film, Never Go Back, released on Friday, swiftly followed by the publication of a new novel, Night School.


Separate and unequal: History and crime clash in Thomas Mullen’s DarktownOn a hot summer night in Atlanta – is there any other kind? – a pair of beat cops comes upon a minor car accident. The driver is clearly drunk, won’t show ID and the woman sitting beside him looks bruised. But the officers can’t arrest or even stop him because he is white and they are black – and the year is 1948. All they’re allowed to do is call for help. And what arrives proves far more dangerous than the man at the wheel could be.

The Real Versace Isn’t Crazy About ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3Half the fun of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story lay in catching up with the real-life figures depicted in the series, a majority of which had positive feedback. That may not be the case for the announced third season, as the Versace organization dismisses Ryan Murphy’s take on the assassination of its founder as “a work of fiction.”

Novelist Lee Child on adapting Jack Reacher for the big screenThe mass-market bestseller list is no place for wimps.


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