Why do Americans have such an ongoing love affair with British crime friction? We asked our editors what they thought, and after the chants of “because Agatha Christie and Ian Fleming are awesome, that’s why” died down, they all agreed that much of it rests in the countries rich history. With literally hundreds more years of war, intrigue, politics, weapons, romance, and epic settings to escape into, British crime fiction offers something for every reader to enjoy.
To find out more about historical British crime we recently traveled to London and sat down with a few authors. They told us about their books (in 15 seconds) and described the historical settings of their books. Check out the videos to learn more.