Charles Cumming

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The spy who came in from le Carré

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The single most terrifying moment of my adult life occurred at 8.55 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday 5 August…

Return of the living dead

15 December 2012 9:00 am

What is it with dead American writers? Years after they’ve popped their clogs, some of the biggest names in crime…

Our man in Vienna

25 February 2012 10:00 am

Just in case Private Eye smells a rat, let me put my cards on the table. Not once, but twice,…

Timely Thriller

1 October 2011 12:00 am

Talk about timing. Just as Robert Harris’s cautionary tale about the perils of meddling with the financial markets was hitting…

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Good at bad guys

7 August 2010 12:00 am

Thriller writers, like wolves and old Etonians, hunt in packs.

Strength in numbers

3 June 2009 12:00 am

Here’s a tricky question for your next pub quiz. What do the following people have in common?

All the best tunes

4 June 2008 12:00 am

Charles Cumming reviews Sebastian Faulks' take on James Bond