Quantcast
// Home

Latest Posts

World Gone By

worldgoneby200

Written by Dennis Lehane – What an incredible career Dennis Lehane is having. Of his American contemporaries, perhaps only Michael Connelly has managed to sustain a similar degree of commercial and critical success in the crime genre. His early, gritty PI novels in the Kenzie and Gennaro series were followed by slick standalone thrillers like[…]

The Dangerous Game

The Dangerous Game

Written by Mari Jungstedt, translated by Tiina Nunnally – While on a photoshoot for a top fashion magazine on the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland, the chief photographer Markus Sandberg is found in his cabin within an inch of death. He has been brutally attacked with an axe. It’s his girlfriend Jenny Levin who has discovered[…]

The Black Eyed Blonde

Black Eyed Blonde

Written by  Benjamin Black – Author John Banville has won the Booker Prize. Here he writes as Benjamin Black, embarking on a homage to Raymond Chandler by recreating Philip Marlowe in a story meant to follow on from the 1953 novel The Long Goodbye. Using a title Chandler might even have used himself, The Black Eyed Blonde,[…]

Elementary: The Ghost Line

ElementaryTheGhostLine200

Written by Adam Christopher – Because of all the hype surrounding the BBC’s Sherlock, and the popularity of it’s lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, it almost feels like sacrilege to point out that the best Holmes and Watson currently on television appear in an American import called Elementary. Holmes, played with joyful brio[…]

Past Crimes

PastCrimes200

Written by Glen Erik Hamilton — Van Shaw, US Army Ranger veteran, steps off a plane in Seattle drawn back by a note from his estranged grandfather, Dono, 10 years after he suddenly left. He hasn’t heard from Dono or been home since then, undertaking tours in various war-torn theatres as the army trained and moulded[…]

Cognac Conspiracies

cognacconspiracies200

Written by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, translated by Sally Pane – The Winemaker Detective series from Le French Book continues here and this time we’re in the Cognac region. As the heirs to one of the oldest family-run Cognac estates, the Lavoisier, face a hostile takeover by Chinese investors. Renowned Anglo-French wine expert Benjamin Cooker[…]

Prayer for the Dead

Prayer For The Dead

Written by James Oswald – Edinburgh DI Tony McLean is back, and there seems to be a rather nasty killer on the loose. When an investigative journalist is found both naked and dead – his throat cut – that’s one thing. Quite another is that his body has been found in the mysterious man made[…]

Prey

Prey200

Written by James Carol – The third in James Carol’s serial killer series follows the very successful Broken Dolls and Watch Me, and features ex-FBI psychological profiler Jefferson Winter. The hook of the series is that Winter himself is the son of a convicted serial killer, and he’s in a constant battle to dampen the killer instinct in his own[…]

Stranger Child

STRANGER-CHILD

Written by Rachel Abbott – Never go down a dark country road with this author… you just know it is going to end in tears. In The Back Road, a young runaway is left for dead by a hit and run driver; in Stranger Child, the story opens with another harrowing scene. Caroline Joseph is[…]

Interview: CS DeWildt

CSDewildt540

Chris DeWildt’s debut novel Love You to a Pulp is a fantastic new example of rural noir that will leave you wanting to go back to your shelves and start digging out those old Jim Thompson books. We reviewed the book here, and invited this young author to join us for a chat, so read on to[…]

Meet Adrian McKinty

adrianmckinty100

The Northern Irish author Adrian McKinty has written three crime trilogies. The latest – his Sean Duffy series – has been so good it turned from a trilogy into a quartet of books. And it might continue still. We’ve reviewed all four of them here on Crime Fiction Lover, and we’ve also interviewed the author.[…]

Interview: James Craig

Craig, James Small

James Craig is the author of the popular London-based crime thrillers featuring Inspector John Carlyle, which began with London Calling just about when we started Crime Fiction Lover in 2011. With the new episode, Sins of the Fathers, just published, he talks to us about himself, his writing and his main character, John Carlyle Firstly, tell our[…]

Archives

Amazon Prime