Barry Forshaw has written about classical music for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and has interviewed many composers, singers and musicians (beginning, as a tyro journalist, with Olivier Messiaen). His latest books are Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction and British Crime Film. His other work includes British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, along with books on Italian cinema, Film Noir and the first biography of Stieg Larsson. His next books are The Modern Adventure Thriller and a study of Thomas Harris and The Silence of the Lambs. He edits Crime Time, and is a talking head for ITV and BBC TV documentaries. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association.