Choked

Written by Tania Carver — How would you react if your child was snatched away and held hostage? You’d probably do whatever the kidnapper asked, right? That’s the dilemma facing Marina Esposito when her daughter…

Dark Room

Written by Steve Mosby — In a northern UK city a serial killer is selecting victims seemingly at random, and butchering them with a hammer. As the death toll mounts, Detectives Andy Hicks and Laura…

Actor John Gordon Sinclair turns to crime

On the Radar – In this week’s new books report, it’s a case of something old and something very new. The actor-turned-crime writer John Gordon Sinclair – he played Gregory in the film Gregory’s Girl…

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WIN! Lady of The Shades by Darren Shan

Although he’s best known for his young adult horror/fantasy books such as those in the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series, Irish author Darren Shan also enjoys writing crime fiction. His latest, Lady of The…

Detroit Breakdown

Written by DE Johnson – Detroit Breakdown is DE Johnson’s third historical mystery sent in Detroit during the beginning of the 20th century. Like its predecessors, The Detroit Electric Scheme and Motor City Shakedown, Detroit…

Frank’s Wild Years

Written by Nick Triplow — Frank Neaves is a barfly. He is pretty much down-and-out in the London postcode SE8, and the centre of his known world is the public bar of the John Evelyn…

Pulp Ink 2

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan – Pulp fiction (as a genre, not the movie) is intimately linked with the development of crime fiction, especially American crime fiction, over the past century. Dashiell Hammett,…

Frame Up

Written by James Phoenix – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s a shame Robert B Parker is no longer around. If he was, he’d be mighty flattered by recent crime fiction. Ace…

Lady of the Shades

Written by Darren Shan — You’ve got to take your hat off to Darren Shan. His horror/fantasy books for teens are getting boys to read books, even in this age of Xbox, Facebook and Lethal…

Look who’s writing for us IX

Yes, folks, you can now refer to the Crime Fiction Lover team as the dirty dozen. With our new signing MyBookishWays we have 12 active contributors. Although, we like to think of ourselves as a…

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From Russia with Crime Fiction Lover

With Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina set to grace cinema screens from 7 September, we thought it might be apt to take a look at crime fiction with a Russian accent. If we asked you…

Murder and mayhem in the Eurozone

On The Radar – This week’s new books report has something of a Euro-crime feel to it, with the first title in a new series winging its way to CFL HQ from Le French Book.…

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What is ‘hardboiled’?

When people mention hardboiled what do you think of? An effective way of cooking eggs when you’re making potato salad? Maybe even Dr Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham? Here on Crime Fiction Lover, we…

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Ghost Money

Written by Andrew Nette — Ghost Money is the debut novel of Australian writer Andrew Nette, set in his one-time stomping ground Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Rouge. The country has been…

Interview: Tim Weaver

Back when we started Crime Ficiton Lover, one of the first books we got in to review was The Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver. I wanted to read that one because Tim and I used…

Mockingbird

Written by Chuck Wendig — Mockingbird is the eagerly awaited sequel to Blackbirds and has cover art to match. If you’ve read that book, or our review of it, then you’ll know that it blended…