Hell is Empty

Written by Conrad Williams — Hell is Empty completes the trilogy of Joel Sorrell novels that began with Dust and Desire last year followed by Sonata of…

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Bottoms up

On the Radar — Let’s start December with the clink of glasses, and we’ll lead our weekly news column with the latest pulp novel from…

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The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

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NTN: The five best debuts of 2016

Isn’t it exciting when you discover a brilliant new author? One whose book you can tell your friends about, and then wait for their second…

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NTN: Bullet Gal

Written by Andrez Bergen — Mitzi (surname unknown) is a character who won’t die. She appears throughout Andrez Bergen’s oeuvre, which stretches across genres and…

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NTN: Dead Lemons

Written by Finn Bell — There’s only one slightly confusing thing about this self-published novel by Finn Bell. This is that the author has given his…

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The Exiled

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Each year, in June, the Tisza river comes into bloom. It sounds very nice and you can…

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NTN: Five women to watch 2017

One thing readers and critics alike agree on: women are leading the way at the moment in crime fiction. Just look at the worldwide success of authors…

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NTN: The Bogeyman Chronicles

Written by Craig Watson — Edinburgh-based indie publisher Thunderpoint made its own debut back in 2013. Over the last three years, it has published an eclectic mix…

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NTN: Liz Mistry interviewed

New Talent November is all about introducing you to new, up-and-coming crime authors and Liz Mistry fits firmly into that category. Although she and her novel,…

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First look: Stasi Wolf

Last year during New Talent November, we brought you our review of Stasi Child, David Young’s impressive debut. For anyone looking for a new crime…

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Burning hot noir

On the Radar — As the winter weather grows colder, wetter and more hostile in the UK, let’s warm our hands with some hot climate…

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NTN: All These Perfect Strangers

Written by Aoife Clifford — Penelope Sheppard (Pen for short) is like almost any other teenager in small-town Australia in the early 1990s. She longs…

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NTN: Ten to taste part 2

The mission: to give some air time to self-published crime authors out there. The medium: New Talent November on Crime Fiction Lover. The message: Why…

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Iceland Noir: Magical murder tour

What is it that makes Icelandic crime fiction so captivating? It was the Magical Murder Tour that wrapped up Iceland Noir yesterday which provided many of…

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