Solo, by William Boyd

James Bond is back, fighting both middle age and mercenaries in William Boyd’s deftly plotted new novel. Ludovic Hunter-Tilney reviews ‘Solo’

The name’s Wilson, Michael Wilson

007 is a family business for legendary Bond producer Michael Wilson. In this rare interview, he tells Liz Jobey why photography is also his passion, and shares exclusive on-set pictures from ‘Skyfall’ by some of the world’s best photographers

The Bond that yielded billions

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘Liberal Arts’, ‘Sinister’ and ‘Taken 2’

Remake prompts total recoil

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Total Recall’, ‘Berberian Sound Studio’, ‘Samsara’, ‘The Myth of the American Sleepover’, ‘A Few Best Men’ and ‘Cockneys vs Zombies’

Time bandits

Twenty-one short stories – each based on one of the Major Arcana – interlock into a fragmented narrative that revels in its ambiguity

The Fear Index

Robert Harris takes the logic of today’s markets to the extreme with this thriller about a hedge fund trading on fear, writes John Gapper

Relicensed to kill

As Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ is published, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney asks whether the James Bond novel franchise had turned the charismatic cad into a dull-eyed assassin