The Retribution

Written by Val McDermid – The Retribution is the seventh book featuring Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. A fantastic series, I was incredibly excited to read the…

Jo Nesbo and real-life crime

Jo Nesbo and his mysterious detective Harry Hole are responsible for some of the biggest selling Nordic crime fiction releases in recent years. Here in…

The BBC looks at crime fiction

For our non-UK fans, the BBC’s Time Shift is an excellent documentary series that runs on BBC4. The last two programmes in the series have…

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Pulp Ink

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan — Pulp Ink is a collection of short stories with an interesting connection. Each writer was given a line…

Watch the trailer for Dregs

One of the books we’re busy preparing a review for is the English language debut of Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst. Dregs follows detective William…

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Spriteby joins our team

Today we welcome a new reviewer – Spriteby – to our panel. It should not surprise you to learn that she’s a lover of crime…

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Lake Charles

Written by Ed Lynskey — Lake Charles is a distinctly southern take on noir fiction that combines a strong sense of place with a cast of…

Dead End

Written by Leigh Russell — Dead End is the third book in the Geraldine Steel series from writer Leigh Russell. With Russell’s first book Cut Short…

Hunter

Written by Robert Bidinotto — Mr Bidinotto’s background as a distinguished investigative journalist of the criminal justice system provides him with the experience and knowledge to…