Shake, rattle and kill

On the Radar — Cosy crime fiction, action thrillers, vintage, cold climates, World War II – we’ve got just about every kind of crime book on…

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Quick Reads brings you crime

Have you discovered Quick Reads? It’s a new brand of books that are just £1 each, and are designed to be easy to read. They’re…

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A flying start

On the Radar — 2017 is off to a flying start, and January could see some of the year’s biggest crime releases, with the 26th…

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Deep Down Dead

Written by Steph Broadribb — The action thriller never seems to go out of fashion, and fans of writers like Lee Child and David Baldacci…

RebusFest is coming to Edinburgh

It all started on 19 March 1987. That’s the date Knots and Crosses, the very first Rebus novel, was released. To celebrate 30 years of…

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Rather Be the Devil

Thirty years a crime author, 21 Rebus novels, and Ian Rankin is still going strong. Having retired and later returned to the force to help…

Magpie Murders

He writes young adult mysteries. He writes for TV. He writes books set in the Sherlock Holmes universe. He’s even written James Bond. The ever-inventive…

The Exiled

The crunch of ice under boot, and the hard, grey streets of Finland are left behind in the latest Anna Fekete story by Kati Hiekkapelto.…

The Bird Tribunal

Having quietly swept many crime fiction top lists for 2016, this title is a personal fave for such authors as Ragnar Jónasson and Sarah Ward.…

In Sunlight or In Shadow

Lawrence Block edited this collection of 17 stories that are all inspired, based on or riff off the paintings of the great Edward Hopper. Block makes…

Hell is Empty

Conrad Williams provides a fitting finale to his Joel Sorrell trilogy. The London-based PI finally gets the chance to match wits with his wife’s murderer…

Murderabilia

A tale that begins with a neat pile of clothes at the side of a busy Glasgow railway track doesn’t sound all that promising, does…

The Borrowed

Chan Ho-Kei’s The Borrowed is a backward-facing epic, looking over sixty years of the modern history of Hong Kong. In six parts it tells the…

The Watcher

The initial premise of this psychological thriller by Ross Armstrong is a post-modern twist on Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Lily Gullick is a bird…

The Collection

Lance Charnes has produced a crime thriller that’s fun and funny. Ex-con Matt Friedrich has to figure out who’s using stolen art works in a giant…