Five great crime novels set in Asia

Okay, I’ve sat patiently through the hype about Scandinavian crime fiction, which shows no sign of abating, only to read recently that the next big thing in the genre is coming from Central Europe. I…

Kerry Wilkinson lands Pan Macmillan deal

The top selling Kindle and iBook crime fiction author Kerry Wilkinson has just signed a three book deal with the international publishing house Pan Macmillan. This follows on from the tremendous success of his novels…

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Ishmael Toffee, a dead Boer and much more…

On the radar – Welcome to our first look this week at what’s new and coming soon. After a glorious few days of unusually warm sunny weather we’re now back into jumpers and scarves, so…

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Stagger Bay

Written by Pearce Hansen — This is the second novel from the prolific writer of short stories, whose other work includes Speedy’s Big Moving Day, collected in Anthony Neil Smith’s Plots With Guns – A…

I Will Have Vengeance

Written by Maurizio de Giovanni — With the rise of European translations hitting the bookshelves, I Will Have Vengeance joins the ranks. Originally released in Italy in 2007, this is the first English translation from…

Interview: Pearce Hansen

Now here’s a writer who’s been described as gonzo, and a wildman, by none other than the respected author Anthony Neil Smith. So when Pearce Hansen’s second novel, Stagger Bay, arrived a week or two…

Five of the best: Literary crime fiction

The whole literary versus genre argument just won’t go away will it? There are two ways to settle it. Either Ian Rankin and William Boyd go mano-a-mano in no-holds barred cage fight, or we all…

Death Comes to Pemberley

Written by PD James — Most famous for her Adam Dalgleish and Cordelia Gray mysteries, PD James has more than 20 works to her name in a career spanning almost 60 years. Last summer, it…

Those Who Kill… a preview

It’s Danish. That’s enough for quite a few crime fiction lovers out there. So when ITV3 airs Those Who Kill at 10pm tomorrow night (23 February) we reckon plenty of people who read our site…

We are on Goodreads, and more news…

Apologies, it’s been quiet in terms of reviews and features for the last couple of days. More are in progress, we promise. And, plenty has been going on behind the scenes too. We want more…

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Get Death in Spiggs Wood FREE

Today and tomorrow – that’s 22 and 23 February 2012 – you can download Linda Gruchy’s self-published crime novel Death in Spiggs Wood for free on Amazon. As the title suggest, Spiggs Wood in Essex…

Pantheon

Written by Sam Bourne — Sam Bourne is the nom de plume of Guardian political journalist Jonathan Freedland. In his last novel, The Final Reckoning, he examined how far the Nazis reached sympathisers where you’d…

Voodoo, the blues, goats and book news

On the radar — Welcome to our second weekly look at a handful of new crime releases. Once again you could say that our selection is weather-affected – it’s been a cold and frosty day.…

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Five free classic crime audiobooks

Here at CFL we’re always keen to unearth hidden gems and our regular readers may remember that back in September we reported on five free classic crime reads that are legally available to download. Now…

Hill Country

Crime Fiction Lover contributor R Thomas Brown has just released his first full-length novel, entitled Hill Country. As its name suggests, it’s set in the hill country of Brown’s home state of Texas and has…

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The Fall

Written by Claire McGowan — This is the debut novel from a new name on the scene, Claire McGowan, whom we’ve interviewed on the site and recently featured in an article about where authors do…

Frederick Forsyth wins 2012 Diamond Dagger

The English thriller author Frederick Forsyth has won this year’s coveted Diamond Dagger, awarded by the Crime Writers’ Association. The writer of numerous war- and espionage-based novels, he’s best known for books such as The…

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