The Murder Room

Of the various tropes in detective fiction, one that I like in particular is the cold case – and the colder the better. Particularly if it is some incident in the past that casts a long shadow onto the present. It’s not too hard to imagine a case occurring 50 years that turns out to [...]

Bullet in the brain

On 1 August this year, a story appeared in the Guardian concerning a man who turned up at King’s College hospital, south London, complaining that he’d been shot in the head.

To the shock and amazement of the triage nurses, this man explained that he had just been shot in the head and had caught [...]