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.
Neither of us is an aspiring novelist but we are experienced short form writers. Having worked in magazine and online publishing we’re used to having our work critiqued by editors, publishers and readers, so whether you find our writing trite, woolly or just right, feel free to let us know what you think. Our aim is to bring you helpful and concise content with each story we upload.
Since setting up, we’ve been joined by a team of like-minded fans of the genre, who are making fantastic contributions to the website.
Meet the team
Spriteby – you can take it from us, she loves Scandinavian crime fiction more than might be healthy, with a stated aim of reading every Nordic crime novel ever written. Also enjoys historical mysteries.
PulpCurry – our Australian contributor is an expert on crime fiction books and films, and is responsible for the Pulp Curry website. We’re big fans. He’s also an editor with Crime Factory and is writing his own crime short stories.
LoiteringWithIntent – An excellent book reviewer and voracious consumer of pulp noir on Kindle, Eva Dolan hails from Essex and runs the very fine blog which is also called… Loitering With Intent!
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.
DavidPrestidge – Hailing from the thriving community of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, David loves a range of authors including from Conan Doyle to Stuart MacBride and many others in between. His blog is dedicated to his home town.
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 a blog all about writing – poetry, articles, reviews and more.
DispatchesFromNoir – Our US correspondent enjoys a whole range of crime fiction but is particularly keen on old pulp novels. His blog Dispatches From Noir looks at books, film, television and more, frequently focusing on crime stories.
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. He recently contributed to the cancer charity project Memories.
Nicolette – In the wake of shows like CSI, Wallander and The Killing, our London-based reviewer enjoys psychological crime novels without too much violence and gore.
Lucy Conlon – With a masters in history, Lucy works in publishing and is a big fan of crime fiction. Her favourite authors include Michael Connelly, Linwood Barclay and Tess Gerritsen.
DeathBecomesHer – An experience journalist and former Press Association reporter, Sandra Mangan loves reading works by Ian Rankin, Elizabeth George, Val McDermid, Jeffrey Deaver and Lee Child.
MyBookishWays – Kristin Centorcelli is based in Texas, and runs the excellent fantasy/horror blog MyBookishWays. However mysteries, noir and suspense novels have always been her passion.
Jeremy – Jeremy Megraw works in the New York Public Library and contributes to their excellent blog. He’s a fan of Scandinavian crime fiction, American noir, and also Colin Cotterill and Ian Pears.
Andre - Based in South London, Andre Paine is a journalist covering music, arts and entertainment. He spends far too much of his spare time in bookshops and his crime fiction favourites include Patricia Highsmith, Fred Vargas, Kate Atkinson, Marco Vichi and Henning Mankell.
We love reviewing great crime books, so publishers, publicists and authors are welcome to submit material for consideration. We can’t guarantee that we can 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.
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