Crime Fiction Lover was set up by two journalists who love reading crime stories – everything from atmospheric noir to thriller mysteries and police procedurals. The rise of Kindle, eBooks and iBooks interests us a great deal. We hope to discover and share some of the best reads on these new formats, but by no means will we overlook traditional print. There’s nothing like the feel and smell of a freshly printed book.
Our aim is to bring you helpful and concise articles, covering as much of the genre as we can. From Scandinavian crime fiction through to hardboiled detectives, and from cutting edge contemporary right back to the Golden Age, wherever there’s a mystery novel, we’re interested. We can’t cover every new release, but we do our best, and try to provide fellow fans of the genre with the best impartial buying advice on the internet.
Since setting up, we’ve been joined by a team of like-minded experts in the genre, who are making fantastic contributions to the website.
Meet the team
Spriteby – Liz Avey was one of our original members and started off with a big passion for Nordic noir. She had a break from crime fiction, but came back with a renewed interest in historical crime, linking to her research into both history and archaeology.
RoughJustice – Mike Parker loves crime fiction, and particularly those with pulp and noir leanings. Based in Derbyshire, his favourite writers are Ross Macdonald, Peter Temple and Joe Lansdale.
MarinaSofia – Based in France, Marina enjoys English language crime stories set in countries all around the world. She’s working on her own book and has an excellent blog all about writing – poetry, articles, reviews and more.
crimefictionlover – Co-founder of the site Garrick Webster enjoys the work of James Ellroy, Nordic crime writers, and almost any other good noir-ish mysteries. By day he is a journalist, editor and copywriter. His website is here.
Keith Nixon – Outside of his day job in sales, Keith Nixon is a writer and a reviewer of crime novels. His books are published by Caffeine Nights. Favourite authors include Ian Rankin, Tony Black, Christopher Fowler and Lee Child among many others.
DeathBecomesHer – An experienced journalist and former Press Association reporter, Sandra Mangan loves reading works by Ian Rankin, Elizabeth George, Val McDermid, Jeffrey Deaver and Lee Child.
Jeremy – Jeremy Megraw works in the New York Public Library and contributes to their very fine blog. He’s a fan of Scandinavian crime fiction, American noir, and also Colin Cotterill and Ian Pears.
nagaisayonara – Louis Bravos is a Japanese to English translator, blogger and occasional writer, living in Melbourne, Australia. He’d love to see more Asian crime books translated and wrote our introduction to Japanese crime fiction here.
Vicki Weisfeld – Procedurals, thrillers, you name it, Vicki likes crime fiction that draws her in and holds her attention. Some of her top authors at the moment include Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos and Adrian McKinty. She is based in Princeton, New Jersey, and has a wonderful literary website here.
Mal McEwan – Based in the Lake District, by day our contributor is a doctor working in drug rehabilitation. By night he’s a crime writer and his greatest treasures in the genre include everything from Chris Brookmyre and Allan Guthrie through to Elmore Leonard and Don Winslow. Visit his website about crime writing and indie publishing.
Philip Rafferty – Gritty and contemporary crime fiction is what Philip Rafferty loves. George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley will always be top of his reading pile. Philip teaches history and literature in the excellent state of Oregon.
We thank our past contributors who’ve included Zac Colbert, Eva Dolan, Luca Veste, Lucy Conlon, R Thomas Brown, Raven, MyBookishWays, Micah Mintz, T-Dot, Nicolette Hamilton and David Prestidge.
We love reviewing great crime books, so publishers, publicists and authors are welcome to submit material for consideration. The best thing to do is send a press release in the first instance. We can’t guarantee that we’ll review your book if you send it to us, but we’ll do our best. If you don’t have our details, please use the contact page here. Please do not use Twitter or Facebook to lobby us for a review.
Our website has a growing audience of crime fiction lovers, and we welcome advertising enquiries. For more information on our traffic and rates please email info <at> crimefictionlover.com.
Our editorial and advertising policies are entirely separate. Material sent in by advertisers will be considered for the site purely on its merits by our contributors. This policy is in place for the sake of our own integrity as well as yours. Crime Fiction Lover is not a site where you can buy a review, however we do carry sponsored content. If that’s something you’re interested in, contact us via the email address stated above.
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