Archive for April, 2012

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 like everyone here on Crime Fiction Lover, and always comes up with interesting choices. For the month of April, here’s[…]

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 a new phenomenon but it’s definitely a formula that works well, and James Runcie’s debut novel in his planned Grantchester[…]

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 reviewer. You might also detect a touch of wry humour in his writing, which you can familiarise yourself with by[…]

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 will also host a blogroll. Crime Fiction Lover was happy to accept an invitation from CWA director Claire McGowan to[…]

Mo Hayder takes top crime novel Edgar

Mo Hayder photo (c) Margaret Lister

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 a slew of great novels since 2000 and this story about the police hunt for a carjacker who targets cars[…]

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 conventions of a pastiche Victorian detective story. I could not have been more wrong. It is 1896 and the creator[…]

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 and style akin to Lee Child or Simon Kernick. A review of The Helper will appear here soon, but we[…]

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. Today we bring you news of the author’s new novel entitled The Truth about Scarlet Rose. It’s a book that[…]

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 is something of a morality tale with a killer who likes to right wrongs. An old favourite makes a welcome[…]

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 you need to trace your family tree. With skeletons being found in cupboards and family secrets coming to light,  it[…]



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 boiling river of blood. Bloodman is Montreal writer Robert Pobi’s first novel. FBI special agent Jake Cole has Dante’s twelfth[…]

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 £109 for the regular WiFi model, Touch competes with the regular Kindle which sells for just £89 these days. The[…]