A Death in the Family

Written by Michael Stanley — Talk about explosive beginnings! This time it gets very personal indeed. Assistant Superintendent David Bengu in Botswana – aka Kubu, meaning…

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A Grave Concern

Written by Susanna Gregory — Also known for her 17th century mysteries featuring gentleman spy, Thomas Chalenor, Susanna Gregory also writes about the 14th century investigator, Matthew Bartholomew.…

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For Those Who Know the Ending

Written by Malcolm Mackay — Martin Sivok wakes up in a deserted warehouse. He is tied to a chair and the balaclava he was wearing earlier has…

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Curiouser and curiouser

On the Radar — Some have suggested that the numerically titled Stephanie Plum series has grown a little predictable, however author Janet Evanovich has branched out…

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Watching Edie

Written by Camilla Way — It’s really tricky to type when your jaw has dropped so much it is touching the keyboard, trust me. I…

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Interview: Zygmunt Miloszewski

We’d love to see a lot more mysteries from the former Eastern Bloc here on Crime Fiction Lover, and one of the authors leading the…

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A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

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The Moai Island Puzzle

Written by Alice Arisugawa, translated by Ho-Ling Wong — Golden Age mysteries are formulaic and, far from being a flaw, it’s a major part of…

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The Kept Woman

Written by Karin Slaughter — Keeping tabs on the myriad plot strands in a Karin Slaughter novel is like knitting with jelly, and number eight…

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First look: Carl Hiaasen’s Razor Girl

Since the early 80s, Florida author Carl Hiaasen has been writing about the off-beat detectives, crack-lipped beach bums, boat owners, con artists and corrupt politicians…

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Blackout

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Icelandic writer Ragnar Jonasson and his young detective Ari Thor had established a considerable fan base,…

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Clare Mackintosh wins at Harrogate!

Crime author Clare Mackintosh has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 for her book I Let You Go. She was handed the…

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The Dead House

Written by Harry Bingham — The body of a young woman is found in the annexe of a tiny church in the sleepy hamlet of Ystradfflur,…

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A quiet life, a quiet death

On the Radar — Fans of Tartan noir have something new to get their teeth into this week as we lead off with a new novel…

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