Milo’s crime picks for April

At the end of each month we invite our friend and guest columnist Miles, creator of the blog Milo’s Rambles, to share his favourite new crime reads with us. Miles is a book fiend just…

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

Written by James Runcie — GK Chesterton brought us the Father Brown stories, Ralph McInery the Father Dowling mysteries and Anne Emery wrote about Father Brennan Burke. Clergymen turning into amateur sleuths may not be…

Look who’s writing for us VI

Today we’ve got some news for you about the Crime Fiction Lover team. Firstly, we’re welcoming a new book reviewer to the crew. David Prestidge is a keen reader of crime fiction and a skilled…

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We’re joining the CRA

The Crime Writers’ Association has launched a new online initiative for fans of the genre. The Crime Readers’ Association is a website with regular book recommendations, a montly newsletter, articles and more. Soon, the site…

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Mo Hayder takes top crime novel Edgar

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the winners of their Edgar Awards. The prestigious Best Novel of 2012 award has gone to the British author Mo Hayder for Gone. The Bath-based writer has released…

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Winter at Death’s Hotel

Written by Kenneth Cameron — Winter at Death’s Hotel is a crime novel I saw reviewed in a national Sunday paper. I bought it expecting a cosy and warm few hours’ journey through the literary…

Interview: David Jackson

David Jackson is the author of Pariah, his debut novel which came out last year. His new book The Helper has just come out. Both are crime thrillers with an edge, delivered with a panache…

The Truth about Scarlet Rose

Julia Madeleine is a wife, a mother, a tattoo artist and a crime fiction writer. In fact, she even has a blog where people talk about the crime book they’re reading whilst getting a tattoo.…

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The Ultimate meets Rosie the riveter

On the radar – This week’s radar is a mix of something old and something new, with four tales of intrigue and murder.  IT apps can be murder in our first book, whereas our second…

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Father Unknown

Written by Fay Sampson – Genealogy is something that has enjoyed booming popularity lately thanks to programmes like Who Do You Think You Are? and widespread access to websites full of the kind of records…

Bloodman

Written by Robert Pobi — Canto XII of Dante’s Inferno takes place in the First Ring of the Seventh Circle of Hell where sinners who used violence against others suffer for all eternity in a…

Amazon releases Kindle Touch

Kindle? Kobo? Sony eReader? iPad? Android tablet? Or on good old paper? There are plenty of ways to enjoy your crime fiction and Amazon has just added to the choice with the Kindle Touch. At…

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The Damage

Written by Howard Linskey — The sequel to the highly successful debut novel The Drop, The Damage brings David Blake back to Newcastle upon Tyne for more gangstery hijinks. Introduced in The Drop, Blake seems…

World Book Night: 25 great crime reads

Well, it’s Shakespeare’s birthday and 23 April has also been designated World Book Night. While we think the charitable effort – distributing a million free books to people less fortunate – is commendable, when we…

Murder Mile

Written by Tony Black — The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. His Gus Dury series, following the gradual downward spiral of an Edinburgh-based private investigator with an Olympic grade drink…

Angry Robot introduces Exhibit A

Angry Robot is probably best known as a publishing house that specialises in science fiction and fantasy, but back in January it announced its intention to launch a new arm in the spring of 2013,…

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Murder On The Menu & more

On The Radar – Our weekly new books radar is blipping loudly this week with a heart-stopping thriller, two serial killers, a dangerous treasure hunt in Sweden and deadly secrets in Iceland. These books play…

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