Crime fiction imitates art

On the Radar — It’s counting down to Christmas and the annual gift-buying quandary. But books are an ideal present – they’re compact, easy to…

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Sunshine Noir

Edited by Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley — Sunshine Noir is a new collection from the editorial team of Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley. The…

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Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2016

Here at Crime Fiction Lover we review a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction, and our coverage of characters like Detective Erlendur, Harry Hole and Konrad Sejer…

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The Collection

Written by Lance Charnes — In this first-person caper, set in the present day, narrator Matt Friedrich encounters a whole clockwork factory ticking toward deadlines, with…

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First look: Two Lost Boys

Guilty or innocent? It’s the eternal question whether you love Nordic noir, cosies, Golden Age or some other strand of crime fiction. And it’s at…

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Santorini Caesars

Written by Jeffrey Siger — Jeffrey Siger may be American, but he has made his home in Greece for many years now, and his love of…

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A Suitable Lie

Written by Michael J Malone — A lonely widower, bringing up his son alone, isn’t really in the market for romance but finds it all…

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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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