Top 5 Nordic noir bargains for Kindle

In 2006 UK publisher Quercus posthumously published a book by Swedish journalist Steig Larsson. In Sweden it was titled Men Who Hate Women, and it was to be the first book in the Millennium trilogy.…

The Sea Detective

Written by Mark Douglas-Home – Mark Douglas-Home is a writer of outstanding reputation. As a journalist he has garnered the kind of status that most hacks dream of, culminating in a tenure as editor of Scotland’s…

Snowdrops

Written by AD Miller — A snowdrop is a lovely flower, but as this book explains in its first few pages, it’s also the Russian vernacular for a dead body that turns up when the…

The new Kindle and Amazon Fire tablet

Amazon today announced a new tablet computer called the Kindle Fire, and a redesigned, smaller, lighter and cheaper Kindle. The Kindle Fire confirms rumours we reported on earlier, and is being sold alongside the new…

Short stories by Lawrence Block

Exclusive news — Today the New York-based author Lawrence Block dropped us a line to let us know about a new book of short stories he’s launching early in October. The Night and the Music…

Headhunters

Written by Jo Nesbø — With a growing following stemming from his Harry Hole stories, here Jo Nesbø takes a step away from that series to present a standalone story. The result is a mix…

Budapest Noir: soon in English

We were surprised to find out that until Vilmos Kondor wrote his book Budapest Noir in 2008, the crime fiction genre was unknown in the country. As you may have guessed, we like to take…

Victorian character competition: THE WINNERS

Last night at midnight our first ever competition here on Crime Fiction Lover closed, and today we can set off the fireworks and announce the winners. Congratulations go out to Alex Washoe and Kaarreenn AKA…

The Drop

Written by Howard Linskey — David Blake is a classic good-guy gangster. Like Tony Soprano, he’s in a comfortable position that involves little obvious law breaking, but much of the associated reward. This world is…

The crimes they are a-changin’

Jacques Filippi reports on Bouchercon 2011 — In crime fiction, the hero who saves everyone has dominated the genre for a long time. That hero is usually troubled by past events, has a big problem…

Victorian crime compo: update

Have you entered our competition to win a signed copy of DE Meredith’s novel, Devoured? We’re giving two away as a prelude to the release of her new novel The Devil’s Ribbon next month. Full…

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Ned Kelly Award winners announced

The 16th annual Ned Kelly Awards has named Brit-born Alan Carter this year’s winner of the Best First Fiction prize for his book, Prime Cut, which explores the dark underbelly of the Australian mining industry and…

Crimes in Southern Indiana

Written by Frank Bill — This collection of stories set in southern Indiana is a powerful book that gets to the heart of the human condition. Similar to the classics of American literature – think…

9th Judgement

 Written by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro — Ninth in the Women’s Murder Club series, this book is a real page turner with short punchy chapters which sustain a tense narrative through to the end. Although…

Win a signed copy of DE Meredith’s Devoured

Next month, DE Meredith’s second Victorian crime fiction novel The Devil’s Ribbon will be released. But it’s always good to read an author’s crime books in order, so we’re giving away two signed hardback copies…

Dust Devils

Written by Roger Smith — There’s something distasteful on nearly every page of this book as South African author Roger Smith paints the rainbow nation in blood, excrement and several other bodily fluids. Yet he…

The Man Who Never Returned

Written by Peter Quinn — Fintan Dunne, Quinn’s private detective from his pre-WW2 mystery Hour of the Cat, is just about to reluctantly hang up his hat. Retirement beckons and wife Roberta is looking forward…