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There is no justice for families in murder-suicides

Telegraph Magazine, 21 May 2022

Kelly Fitzgibbons and her daughters were murdered by her partner Robert Needham, who then killed himself. Her sister tells their story

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The Enduring Mystery of Marilyn

The Sunday Time, Culture, 24 April 2022

Will Marilyn Monroe’s DNA reveal the identity of her father? The screen siren’s biographer asks why are we still so fascinated by Norma Jeane

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The Professional Voyeur

Unbound, 29 August 2019

Is the biography the literary equivalent of dragging out other people’s dirty laundry and spritzing it with pseudo-respectability as Janet Malcolm said? One award-winning biographer explores the value of excavating other people's lives, but also reveals why he has turned to fiction

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Highsmith on stage

Sunday Times Culture, 22 July 2018

What was the real relationship between Highsmith and her greatest creation, Tom Ripley?

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Would Poirot Have Solved the Skripal poisoning case?

Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2018

Agatha Christie and her fascination with poisons

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Solved! The Last Agatha Christie Mystery

Event, June, 2017

Agatha Christie vanished in 1926, feared dead, in a real-life story every bit as dramatic as one of her crime novels. Here, acclaimed biographer Andrew Wilson reopens the case and presents a chilling new theory about her disappearance

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The Posh Girl with a Criminal Mind

Tatler, June, 2017

Agatha Christie was raised in genteel luxury and had a vicious and cunning imagination that helped her become the most successful writer the world has ever seen – but only after a mysterious episode of her own

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How Christie Got Cool

Sunday Times Magazine, 7 May, 2017

With TV adaptations and films of her darker work in the pipeline, it seems that the crime writer is finally shedding her cosy image. Yet one puzzle remains unsolved

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Book review: 'Our Israeli Diary: Of That Time, of That Place'

The Guardian, 3 January, 2017

A recently rediscovered diary of the Antonia Fraser's 1978 trip to the Holy Land with Harold Pinter is wise and witty

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Book review: 'Freya'

The Independent, 21 November, 2016

Anthony Quinn is the literary equivalent of Houdini, a novelist who has a particular talent for absenting himself and letting his characters come to life

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Book review: 'A Ghost's Story'

The Independent, 2 December, 2015

A playful paean to the life of celebrity medium Katie King. Instead of using the forensic techniques of a biographer, Lorna Gibb has opted for a more fictional telling of this strange tale

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Book review: 'A Woman on the Edge of Time'

The Independent, 12 November, 2015

Voyage of discovery for a son 40 years on: the quest for truth over his mother's suicide was reawakened by the tragic loss of Jeremy Gavron's brother

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Book review: 'Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father'

The Independent, 20 August, 2015

Adam Mars-Jones' humorous and heartbreaking story of growing up in the shadow of a great man

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The fairest of them all... 

Tatler, June, 2015

Why we’ll never get bored of looking at Audrey Hepburn