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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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