Foul Play

Foul Play Issue 2

Act I starts with our Foul Playlist, so tune in and turn up the volume, before cringing at our new Confessions page. Take a trip to Mexico to see The Big Picture and say hello to Fair Play, a new recurring column celebrating the people who are using their considerable powers for good crime-related causes. And fedora wearers, rejoice; our Crimes Against Fashion page has you covered.

Act II returns with more long-form features and we introduce our first ever theme: crimes against nature. Read the story of the greatest natural history heist of all time and one man’s obsessive search to find the culprit. There’s also a beautiful photo story about botanical theft, and a floating take on a telly show that revolved around a cannabis dealer. (OK, so we ran with the plants theme…) In similar territory, meet the artist who collected 8,000 dime bags in a year to highlight his home city’s drug problem. Unsure what a dime bag is? You’ll be an expert after this.

Act IIIremains the place to find out what you should be reading, watching and listening to. You can now even get advice on where to stay: Day Release is our first ever guide to a crime-themed long weekend. But don’t actually commit any, please.

As ever, what you’ll find within these pages is free of blood, gore and sensationalism. There are no photos of crime scenes or serial killers. Instead, you’ll find crime writing. sensitively handled, on what we hope is an illuminating variety of subjects. Enjoy.