For the love of jazz

The playwright Alan Plater drew on jazz to inspire and improve his own writing. Some notes on his book Doggin’ Around.


Into the dark

Ragnar Johansson’s novel ‘White Out’—part of his ‘Dark Iceland series—is a dark and clever reworking of the country house murder mystery.

Moment #13: Mr. Holmes (2015)

Ian McKellen plays the famous detective at 93, long retired to a house on the south coast. Holmes as a study in the dying of the light.