Archive for May, 2012

Interview: Stav Sherez


Stav Sherez is the author of three subtle and complex crime novels. His latest, A Dark Redemption, explores the repercussions of warfare back in their homeland for London’s Ugandan disapora. It’s an intense read, and this is brought about by Sherez’s highly accomplished prose, which promises great things for the next installment of the series.[…]

Strindberg’s Star


Written by Jan Wallentin – Back in October 2010, Swedish journalist turned author Jan Wallentin’s debut novel, Strindbergs stjärna, was released in his native Sweden. Fast forward nearly two years, and the rights to this fast-paced thriller have been picked up by publishing houses in 12 other countries including the UK’s very own Corvus. With[…]

Stephen King comes to crime fiction

Stephen King photo © Shane Leonard

Best known for his chilling horror, suspense and fantasy stories like It, The Shining and the Dark Tower series, Stephen King occasionally turns his hand to crime. Next June, will see the release of his newest hardboiled work Joyland, the story of a college student Devin Jones who decides he’d like to work at an[…]

Interview: Tom Wood


Tom Wood burst onto to the crime thriller scene in 2011, with the excellent debut novel The Hunter. Now an international hit with German, Polish and American editions of the book available, Tom Wood has come up with its sequel. The Enemy sees the return of Victor, an assassin with far too many enemies. Tom[…]

Black Flowers


Written by Steve Mosby —  The sixth book from Mosby, Black Flowers came out last year and hit the longlist for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year. It’s gained an excellent reputation amongst readers who enjoy something darker and scarier in their crime fiction mix. This is not a story about a girl who[…]

One of Us


Written by Iain Rowan — Iain Rowan has earned something of a cult following for his short fiction and after publishing two excellent collections he has finally released a full length novel. One of Us began life as an entry to the Crime Writer Associations’ Debut Dagger award for which it was shortlisted. After reading[…]

Interview: Danny Miller


Danny Miller is the author of the Vince Treadwell novels, which expose the dark heart of the Swinging 60s. The second installment, The Gilded Edge, was released last week and this book continues in the same strong vein as his debut Kiss Me Quick. Atmospheric and highly literate, it’s a must for readers who like[…]

The Violin Man’s Legacy


Written by Seumas Gallacher — Jack Calder is an ex-SAS soldier working with former colleagues in ISP, a specialist security firm. He is sent to investigate a diamond heist in Utrecht, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection. He then travels to Hong Kong where he meets the glamorous chief[…]

Special Report: CrimeFest 2012


For Crime Fiction Lovers in the UK, the CrimeFest convention held in Bristol is one of the key dates on the crime writing calendar. Authors from around the world headed to the city for this year’s event which began on Thursday, and we managed to send an investigator to the Bristol’s Marriot Royal Hotel yesterday[…]



Written by Ace Atkins — For fans of hardboiled private eye fiction, Robert B Parker is an iconic name. Parker was a lifelong admirer of hardboiled crime fiction who wrote his PhD dissertation about Hammett, Chandler and Macdonald. In 1973, Parker published The Godwulf Manuscript. It featured a new hardboiled private detective: Spenser. The Godwulf Manuscript[…]

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch


Written by Nancy Atherton — Aunt Dimity first arrived on our bookshelves nearly 20 years ago with its main protagonist Lori Shepherd and her ghostly sidekick Dimity Westwood – aka Aunt Dimity – embarking on a series of mysteries. The Village Witch is the 17th book in the series, and as with all of its[…]

Fatal Tango


Written by Wolfram Fleischhauer — Fatal Tango is an unusual kind of thriller: a mix of love story, family drama, travelogue, political thriller and suspense. It opens innocently enough with the story of Giulietta Battin, a 19-year-old German ballet dancer who is curious to find out more about ‘real’ tango. She stumbles across charismatic tango[…]