Code

Written by Kathy and Brendan Reichs — She’s best known for her novels featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, but Kathy Reichs is also carving a niche…

Chamber Music

Written by Tom Benn — Chamber Music is the second gritty thriller to feature Tom Benn’s protagonist Henry Bane. The first was the The Doll…

Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville — It is 1963, and in a few weeks John F Kennedy, the young, charismatic president of America will arrive in Dublin…

The Double Game

Written by Dan Fesperman — For those not familiar with the author, Dan Fesperman has written crime stories like the excellent Lie in the Dark,…

White Heat

Recommended by this site’s admin, CrimeFictionLover, White Heat received a five-star review and was his number one book of 2012. He wrote: “If you’ve not…

A Dark Redemption

This was LoiteringWithIntent‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She wrote: “Back in February I picked up a copy of A Dark Redemption and before I was 50…

The Shadow of Death

For our contributor Spriteby, The Shadow of Death was the top book of 2012. She wrote: “In May, I reviewed this debut novel by James…

Rough Riders

With a five-star review on this site, and chosen by RoughJustice as his favourite crime book of 2012, Rough Riders by Charlie Stella comes highly…

How’s the Pain?

Translated from the original French, How’s the Pain ranked as MarinaSofia‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She said: “This, to my mind, is the perfect…

The Devil All the Time

Chosen by PulpCurry as his number one crime book of 2012, The Devil All the Time finds itself on our Recommended list. He said: “The…

The Last Policeman

Our contributor MyBookishWays wrote: “Perhaps one of my favourites not only of 2012, but period, is The Last Policeman. What would you do if a…

Not Dead Yet

This book finds itself on our Recommended list after being chosen as Lucy Conlon‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She said: “I downloaded this book…

Say You’re Sorry

When all our contributors compiled their top five books of 2012, DeathBecomesHer chose Say You’re Sorry in the number one position. She said: “I’m ashamed…