A Medal for Murder

Written by Frances Brody — Following on from her success with the Braithwaite case in Dying in the Wool, private investigator Kate Shackleton and her assistant Jim Sykes take on a robbery case for a…

Interview: crime book legend Lawrence Block

A name synonymous with crime fiction, Lawrence Block has been writing novels for over 50 years. Known for his Matthew Scudder, Keller, and Bernie Rhodenbarr series, Block is a multi award winning writer, read the world over.…

Never Apologise, Never Explain

Written by James Craig — Here we have the second novel staring Inspector John Carlyle, a serious crimes detective based at Charing Cross Police Station in central London. Although I haven’t managed to read it…

Abide With Me

Written by Ian Ayris – The debut novel from Ian Ayris, a well known writer in online circles, Abide With Me will surely ensure that this author becomes well-known to a much wider audience, such is the…

The Memories Book Project

Forgive me for drifting from the theme of crime fiction, but I want to let you all know about a charity project I’ve spent two years working on. Memories is a book in which 12…

Budapest Noir

Written by Vilmos Kondor – October 1936, Hungarian prime minister Gyula Gӧmbӧs has just died while receiving medical treatment in Germany. Kondor’s debut novel opens with news of Gӧmbӧs’ death filtering through Budapest. This is…

The Pleasures of Men

Written by Kate Williams – London’s East End in 1840 is the setting for historian Kate Williams’ crime fiction debut, and a killer nicknamed the Man of Crows is striking terror into the hearts of…

Stolen Souls

Written by Stuart Neville — I have to admit to being a little in awe of Stuart Neville. His 2009 debut The Twelve, a nuanced and powerfully written novel about The Troubles, was lauded by…

Hope Road

Written by John Barlow — This review is by t-dot — During the course of reading Hope Road – John Barlow’s debut crime novel, though not his fiction debut – I felt it necessary to…

The Constant Lovers

Written by Chris Nickson — Alongside the current popularity of period drama, there seems to be a growing interest in historical crime fiction. Certainly plenty of books imagining various crime stories of the past are…

The Piccadilly Plot

Written by Susanna Gregory — It’s the autumn of 1664, Charles II has been on the throne for four years and London is busy enjoying the Restoration, but behind the façade of sumptuous buildings and…

Interview: new crime author Claire McGowan

Claire McGowan is probably a new name to many crime fiction lovers with her first novel, The Fall, due out on 2 February. However, she is already well known to writers in the genre because…

Ian Rankin at First Fictions book event

Looking for something to do this weekend? If you’re a crime fiction lover in the vicinity of Brighton, why not head over to First Fictions, an event for and about people with first novels coming…

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Wink Murder

Written by Ali Knight — When this one came through I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Would it be a straight thriller, or would it have the kind of crime story underpinning it that…

FREE ebook: The Pineville Heist

Yesterday we brought you our review of The Pineville Heist, an action-packed crime book for young adults about a teenage boy called Aaron Stevens who gets mixed up in a bank robbery. The author Lee…