Megan Abbott

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US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

Krysten Ritter: Her fine debut novel features the  community of Barrens, where the town’s economic heart – a plastics conglomerate – may also be poisoning its residents.

“Do a few rashes here or there mean we should shut down the biggest employer in town?” All is not well in the aptly named community of Barrens, Indian(...)

 Megan Abbott: Sharp and precise prose. Photograph: Drew Reilly

‘Some people would always be jealous of Devon, the way they were jealous of all beautiful and brilliant things,” Katie Knox reflects on her daughter,(...)

Michael Connelly: creator of Harry Bosch

Among the many qualities of the Harry Bosch series, it is the way that Michael Connelly, its author, depicts the rivalries and political wrangling (...)

Megan Abbott: expertly evokes teenage girls’ lives. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

Megan Abbott’s early novels, such as Die a Little and Queenpin, were critically acclaimed historical noirs with a feminist twist that put the genre’s (...)