Mick Herron: The New King Of The Spy Thriller

This week we sent in one of our top field agents David Craggs, to talk with Crime Writer’s Association winner Mick Herron, about his ‘Slough House’ series of spy novels. Mick’s rise to the top of spy fiction aficionados reading pile is remarkable, so we wanted to find out what his secrets are, if indeed…

Frieda Toth

Interview with Frieda Toth

This week we head Stateside to talk to Frieda Toth, to discuss Ian Fleming’s visits to New England and his inspirations for novels such as The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only. 001: What began your interest in Fleming and Bond? My High School boyfriend–whom I eventually married!– loved James Bond movies and…

Exclusive Interview with James Fleming

It is our honour to welcome in from the cold, Ian Fleming’s nephew James Fleming. James’ Russian Blood trilogy of “Cold Blood”, “White Blood” and “Rising Blood” features the Scottish/Russian character Charlie Doig and we caught up with him about this, his stewardship of The Book Collector and naturally, his Uncle Ian. 001 Could you…

The Ian Fleming Bibliography: Interview with Jon Gilbert

First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is available once more! We caught up with the man behind this exquisite book, Jon Gilbert. What can readers expect from this new re-print of the bibliography? The 2017 edition includes occasional new material and there are numerous textual revisions throughout. It is…