Or the Bull Kills You

Written by Jason Webster — If you want a break from all icy stone settings of the Scandinavian novels that are so popular at the moment, how about a trip to the hot and fiesty…

Available Dark

Written by Elizabeth Hand — This is the second Cass Neary thriller, following on from Generation Loss. Not having read that book didn’t prevent me in any way from enjoying this latest one. Cass Neary…

Tumblin’ Dice

Written by John McFetridge — In music, I like bands and singers who explore not only different themes and styles, but also try different sounds and voices. Same with writers. As some of them will…

Top 10: Your favourite crime books

It’s always interesting to see which books are doing well in the charts. Amazon has its charts and the publishing industry has regular sales updates. Here at Crime Fiction Lover we measure how popular books…

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Interview: Ian Ayris

This week marks the official release of the astounding debut novel Abide With Me by Ian Ayris. We reviewed it a little while ago, but to celebrate its release publisher Caffeine Nights has reduced the…

Driven

Written by James Sallis — This is the sequel to Drive and follows hot on the heels of the movie adaptation of that 2005 book, which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starred Ryan…

Mickey Spillane and the lost Hammer novel

In May 2012, Titan Books are set to release a book that should have Mickey Spillane fans queuing around the block. Lady, Go Die was originally intended to be the second Mike Hammer novel after I,…

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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura —The Kenzaburō Ōe Prize is regarded as one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, even though it has only been around since 2006. The winner doesn’t get a cash prize, rather…

Interview: Paul D Brazill

A day or two ago Paul D Brazill’s latest collection of short stories, Snapshots, arrived. This will be no surprise to many followers of the short crime and flash fiction scene. The author’s gritty tales,…

The Late Greats

Written by Nick Quantrill — We first met Nick Quantrill during our New Talent November theme month here on Crime Fiction Lover last year. Following his highly acclaimed debut novel Broken Dreams he’s now released…

Lumen

Written by Ben Pastor — Lumen was first released in Italy back in 1999, and Ben Pastor is the nom de plume of the university academic better known to her students as Maria Verbena Volpi.…

A Dark Redemption

Written by Stav Sherez — Unless you’ve been in solitary confinement for the last week you’ll be well aware of the campaign against Joseph Kony, leader of The Lords Resistance Army and recruiter of child…

The Comedy is Finished

Written by Donald E Westlake — Completed in the early 1980s, the manuscript for The Comedy is Finished was apparently put to one side by Westlake who feared it was too similar to Scorsese’s The…