Only One Life

“Louise Rick is back and she finds herself on temporary reassignment to the Unit One Mobile Task Force. When a fisherman discovers the body of a young immigrant girl floating in a cove just north…

Harry Hole is not dead!

Were you left confused and befuddled by the ending of Phantom, the latest Harry Hole novel by Jo Nesbo? It ends rather ambiguously, with more than a hint that it might be the last Harry…

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Killing Daniel

Written by Sarah Dobbs — This book starts off with a bang – one of the most gripping opening chapters I’ve read in a while. It captures perfectly that sense of nightmare-ish unease and fear…

Killer Move

Written by Michael Marshall — This is the latest offering from the British-born author whose bestselling first novel The Straw Men, published in 2001, took readers into a frightening vision of small town America. Conspiracy…

Interview: Amanda Kyle Williams

Not long ago we brought you a review of Stranger in the Room, the second Keye Street novel by Amanda Kyle Williams. Set in the US state of Georgia, it’s fast, dark and populated by…

The crime fiction time tunnel

On the Radar – With the clocks going back an hour this weekend in the UK, our new books column is going into a time warp with a historical crime tail-spin. We have a case…

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Dinner with Val McDermid

Porcini Restaurant in West Dulwich, London, will be the setting when Val McDermid sits down to dinner with a room full of crime fiction loving guests on Thursday 15 November. Hosted by Dulwich Books, the…

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Death on the Pont Noir

Written by Adrian Magson — December 1963. A few short weeks since Kennedy was shot in Dallas and, in France, De Gaulle is no stranger to assassination attempts either. When the president’s chief bodyguard shows…

Martin Beck on BBC Radio 4

A few days ago we told you about how Modesty Blaise is returning to the airwaves thanks to a BBC serialisation of A Taste For Death. Well, there’s a treat on the way for lovers…

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Richmond turns to crime

If you’re a crime fiction lover and live in south west London or can easily get there, it might be worth putting 1 November into your diary. The opening evening of the Richmond Literature Festival…

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Seconds Away

Written by Harlan Coben — I have it on good authority that most of today’s young adult fiction is about vampires, zombies or wizards, or fits into a category called ‘urban fantasy’. Thankfully, Seconds Away…

Modesty Blaise is back

The 1960s crime-fighting icon Modesty Blaise is making her return as this December BBC Radio 4 will be serialising the Peter O’Donnell novel A Taste for Death. Daphne Alexander will be voicing the character in…

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The Gingerbread House

Written by Carin Gerhardson — This book is the first in an intended series of crime thrillers set in the Stockholm district of Hammarby. The publisher and the editing team previously brought us Stieg Larsson’s…

The Daggers 2012

Who would you give a crime writing dagger to this year? Last night Grosvenor House in London hosted a dinner and awards ceremony for The Crime Writers’ Association and the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards,…

Welcome to fascist Britain… and more!

On the Radar- This week’s new books report focuses in on four very different books that share the same release date – 25 October. And there’s a fascinating range of concepts in this week’s selection,…

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Death’s Door

Written by James R Benn — Death’s Door is the seventh title in the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series. Don’t be put off reading this book if you’re not familiar with the previous…