Turning back time…

On the Radar – With Christmas just around the corner, this week’s book report focuses on some of the new releases in the historical crime fiction genre due out over the next few weeks. Victorian…

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NTN: Turn of Mind

Written by Alice LaPlante — For all of the artfully arranged tension and ever escalating gore in many crime novels it’s rare to put one down feeling genuinely disturbed. Rarer still to be thinking about…

NTN: KN Shields interviewed

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and would love to see that type of late Victorian mystery played out in a different setting with a range of intriguing New England characters, then The Salem…

NTN: Crusher

Written by Niall Leonard – Previously a screenplay writer, Niall Leonard wrote his first novel Crusher to take part in the NaNoWriMo novel-writing competition. The book was picked up by Random House and published this…

Kill the General

Written by Bogdan Hrib — The popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction has led to novels from all over the world being translated into English, perhaps in pursuit of the next big thing. More crime books…

Uncommon Assassins

Edited by Weldon Burge — Weldon Burge, a Delaware native, is a full-time writer, editor, and publisher and his stories have been featured in anthologies and publications such as Suspense Magazine, Grim Graffiti, Ghosts and…

Nearly Nowhere

Written by Summer Brenner — It might not be the best known publisher on the block, but California-based PM Press has delivered some solid hits with the Switchblade crime series. Benjamin Whitmer’s Pike was an…

NTN: White Heat

Written by MJ McGrath — Melanie McGrath studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, but instead of going on to join Britain’s governing class she decided to write excellent crime stories set in the far,…

Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT

Edited by Thomas Pluck — Thomas Pluck writes hardboiled crime and has contributed to such anthologies as Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels (Vol. 1), Off the Record – A Charity Anthology and Blood & Tacos…

NTN: Welcome to Dead Man’s Party

Crime fiction and comic books share some of the same genealogy. Think back to the days of pulp magazines when detective, horror, sci-fi and cowboy stories all intermingled, printed on cheap paper imported into the…

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

Written by Loren D Estleman — Estleman is best known to crime fiction fans for his enduring series about Detroit PI Amos Walker. Indeed, we reviewed his latest, Burning Midnight, a few months back. However…

Murder most thrilling

On the radar — This week our postbag has been positively been bursting at the seams with books from both new and established crime writers. With so many books to choose from we are spoilt…

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NTN: Barry Gornell interviewed

Barry Gornell’s debut The Healing of Luther Grove was one of the finds of the year for me, a claustrophobic, character-driven psychological thriller written with an assurance rare in first novels. So I wanted to…

NTN: Piggyback

Written by Tom Pitts — Tom Pitts is a new author based in San Francisco, and has had several short stories published online and in print. However, Piggyback is his first published novella. When I…

NTN: Five great new crime writers from Down Under

With its growing, multi-cultural cities, dusty Outback and prison colony heritage, Australia provides a rich setting for crime fiction. All kinds of talented authors have been nurtured there and each year the country celebrates the…

NTN: The Dark Winter

Written by David Mark — We crime fiction lovers have a host of heroes. Whether it be Holmes or Hole, Rebus or Rhymes, our world is populated with canny crime fighters. In fact, our bookshelves…