Interview: Alison Bruce

Before stunning us with her DC Gary Goodhew series of crime fiction novels, Alison Bruce used to write history books such as Cambridgeshire Murders and Billington: Victorian Executioner. A touch macabre perhaps, but also a…

Fireproof

Written by Alex Kava —  A down-and-out former accountant returns to his cardboard box home in an industrial unit on the edge of Washington DC. He is furious to find that there is someone else…

A Private Venus

Written by Giorgio Scerbanenco – Giorgio Scerbanenco was an important figure in postwar Italian crime fiction, but is little known to English-speaking audiences because his novels were never translated into English. Hersilia Press is seeking…

Dare Me

“At first, cheer was something to fill my days, all our days. Age fourteen to eighteen, a girl needs something to kill all that time, that endless itchy waiting, every hour, every day for something…

The Murder Wall

The Murder Wall opens with the horrific double murder of a young nun and her priest in a Northumberland church, a crime which goes unsolved and is still dogging Kate Daniels one year later when…

The Girl in Berlin

It’s summer 1951 and London is feeling the downbeat mood of austerity. Jack McGovern is a detective with Special Branch. High level British diplomats have defected to the Russians and he’s told to investigate Colin…

Murder Mile

The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. Following his successful Gus Dury series, he’s turned his attention to the police procedural and Murder Mile is the second outing for DI Rob…

A Fatal Debt

Written by John Gapper — Set in the imploding world of high finance in both the UK and US, this could have been the novel of our times. Instead, it falls as flat as a…

Interview: Jay Stringer

Walsall born, Glasgow based, author Jay Stringer has taken a winding route to crime writing via stints as a bookseller, call centre operator and zoo keeper – yes really. This week saw the release of…

London 2012: Five Olympic books of death

With the final preparations for London 2012 nearing completion – and all those confusing flags being sorted out – we thought it might be fun to take a look at this global sporting occasion from…

Like a Bat out of Harrogate

On the radar – The cream of crime fiction literati have drifted home from Harrogate but our radar this week has certainly been picking up some residual energy from the Yorkshire town’s Crime Fiction Festival…

  • Published in News
  • 1

Look who’s writing for us VIII

Time for some news on the Crime Fiction Lover team. We’re pleased to announce the arrival of two new writers for our site – Lucy Conlon and Sandra Mangan, aka DeathBecomesHer. Sandra is an experience…

  • Published in News
  • 0

Buckingham Palace Blues

Written by James Craig — Inspector John Carlyle sets out for an evening run from his central London flat. While crossing Green Park he notices a young girl sitting alone and silent on a bench.…

Interview: Roger Smith

When it comes to crime fiction from southern Africa, what have you got? Well, at the one end of the spectrum there’s Alexander McCall Smith whose books deal in a light and amusing way with…

Old Gold

Written by Jay Stringer – A couple of weeks ago, I read a collection of shorts called Faithless Street. Billed as a prequel to Jay Stringer’s upcoming novel Old Gold, it gave a tantalising glimpse…

Denise Mina wins at Harrogate

The Scottish author Denise Mina has clinched one of the top accolades in UK crime fiction by winning the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award at the Harrogate Festival late last week.…

  • Published in News
  • 2

Around Harrogate with Stav Sherez

Yesterday saw the final hours of the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate play out. Our eyes, ears and other sensory organs at this year’s festival were attached to the body of Stav…