The Hidden Child

Written by Camilla Läckberg – Läckberg’s latest book in her series featuring crime writer Erica Falck and her police detective husband Patrik Hedstrӧm sees the pair investigating a case that may have its roots 60…

Cold Rain

Written by Craig Smith — It’s taken a while for us to get round to reviewing Craig Smith’s Cold Rain, which was published late last year, but given its long listing for the CWA’s Ian Fleming…

Call Me Princess / Blue Blood

Written by Sara Blædel – Lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction will be pleased to hear that there’s a new kid on the Nordic noir block. Call Me Princess is the Danish writer Sara Blædel’s debut novel…

Hell and Gone

Written by Duane Swierczynski — In Hell and Gone, the sequel to the award-winning Fun and Games, Duane Swierczynski picks up Charlie Hardy at the end of the events in the previous book. After an…

CSI: Quebec? Mais oui!

Starting on 28 October and lasting for three days, Quebec City is to host its first ever crime fiction festival. It’s called QuebeCrime and in addition to appearances by a range of top drawer mystery…

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CFL top five books of 2011

Perhaps you dropped by our site a week or two ago when we were asking readers what their favourite book of the last 12 months has been. Maybe you wondered why we were asking. Was…

The Devil’s Ribbon

Written by DE Meredith — This is the second outing for Victorian forensic scientist Prof Adolphus Hatton and his able assistant, Albert Roumande. Forensic science is still very much in its infancy, but that does…

And the winner is…

Congratulations to John Sturm of Whitley Bay in the Northeast of England. His post was picked randomly from over 40 sent in when we asked readers of our site to name their favourite crime fiction…

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Viva La Madness

Written by JJ Connolly — Maybe you’ve seen the film Layer Cake, or read the book? Well Viva La Madness is the next episode in the life of the nameless cocaine dealer who narrates the…

Motor City Shakedown

Written by DE Johnson — Motor City Shakedown by is a violent, historically-based story set in a vibrant but unsettled Detroit in 1911. The author has researched the social issues of the early 20th century…

Short stories: Liverpool 5

Everyone here at Crime Fiction Lover is right behind our fellow contributor Luca Veste. The Merseyside-based writer’s first book, Liverpool 5, is available now on Amazon and inside you’ll find five short stories set in…

Kindle bargain: Jo Nesbo’s Oslo Trilogy

If you love Scandinavian crime fiction, head over to Amazon as they’re offering the Oslo Trilogy by Jo Nesbo for just £8.09. It’s a great price for some of his finest works – The Redbreast,…

Death at Christy Burke’s

Written by Anne Emery – Emery’s amateur sleuths Father Brennan Burke and Monty Collins have traded in the mean streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia for those of Dublin here in Death at Christy Burke’s. The…

The Impossible Dead

This is the follow-up to 2009’s The Complaints, which introduced us to Malcolm Fox and his internal investigation unit. Fox’s group is something of a renegade band, disliked even by their superiors, yet able to…

The Night and the Music

The Night and the Music is a collection of all the short stories about Matthew Scudder, one of Lawrence Block’s best loved characters. Within there is a history of the detective so many of us…

Dust Devils

When a rich white man is murdered in Cape Town, his coloured mistress is a witness. She and her children are murdered too, but husband Robert Dell survives and teams up with his hated father…