The Drifter

Written by Nicholas Petrie, narrated by Stephen Mendel — This exciting debut thriller pits US Marine lieutenant and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars…

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Symbiosis

Written by Guy Portman — Talulah and Taliah are twins. Their father is a decent fellow, but not the most imaginative of souls, while their…

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Quarry’s Deal

Written by Max Allan Collins — Max Allan Collins, the writer of the original graphic novel The Road to Perdition that became the popular film, has been…

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Acts of Violence, and more…

On the Radar — It might seem strange that publishing should have lean times and fat times, but February is certainly when the first shoots…

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Written by Alan Bradley — If you come to this book expecting something sombre about human frailty based on Shakespeare’s line, “Golden lads and girls all…

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The Woman in Blue

Written by Elly Griffiths — Walsingham, deep in rural Norfolk, is a curious place. In Jim Kelly’s Death on Demand, for instance, its religious history…

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The Promise

Written by Alison Bruce — It’s been a bit of a wait for the sixth book in the Gary Goodhew series, so it was with…

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The 8th Circle

Written by Sarah Cain — We keep hearing that journalists are a dying breed. If that’s so then Danny Ryan must be the most endangered of them. He might seem…

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Viral

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Versatile authors who write standalones often aren’t as highly revered in the crime fiction genre as series writers. This might be…

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The Woman in Blue, and more…

On the Radar — Here are this week’s new releases, starting with the latest from Elly Griffiths. We’ve also got one for fans of Ann…

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Rain Dogs

Written by Adrian McKinty — Let’s start with the title. Like the rest of the books in the Sean Duffy series, it’s taken from a…

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Where It Hurts

Written by Reed Farrel Coleman — Coleman’s Moe Prager series of novels brought him considerable critical acclaim. The James Deans alone won the Anthony, Barry, and…

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Spy Out the Land

Written by Jeremy Duns — It might sound strange for a reviewer to describe rough, tough, bloodthirsty crime thrillers as their comfort zone, but it’s good to…

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Peter James wins CWA Diamond Dagger 2016

Congratulations go out to Brighton author Peter James, who has bagged the prestigious Diamond Dagger from the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association for 2016. The award…

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Triple homicide

On the Radar — Three is the magic number and we start with a book written by James Lee Burke’s daughter, a successful crime novelist…

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