The Optician’s Wife

Written by Betsy Reavley — Every single thing about Deborah Campaign seems to be ordinary. If they notice her at all, people see frizzy hair, a…

Can’t wait for Saturday

On the Radar — Ever since Friday on My Mind came out on 2 July last year, Nicci French fans have been waiting for the…

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Should have gone to SpecSavers?

On the Radar — Get your reading glasses, if you need them, because we start off this week’s new releases with a peculiar novel about…

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Summertime, and the living is EZ

On the Radar — Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins returns this week for another neon-lit adventure among the hills and boulevards of Los Angeles. We’ve also got…

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The German Messenger

Written by David Malcolm — England, December 1916. The most destructive battle in world history has finally ended at the Somme and Europe is in the…

End of Watch, and more

On the Radar — Is Stephen King dropping horror for crime fiction? Could be as he releases his third detective novel in as many years.…

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Roses never die

On the Radar — For lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction, we lead off with Gunnar Staalesen’s new book, which has quite a romantic title. We’ve…

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Dangerous Cargo, and more

On the Radar — As ever, a great mix of crime fiction for readers of all tastes is to be found in our weekly new…

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The Hanging Club

Written by Tony Parsons — Our main character here, DC Max Wolfe, has appeared in The Murder Bag and The Slaughterman. He’s based at West End Central police station, which sits…

Lady with death on her mind

On the Radar — Peter James – the UK’s best crime author according to readers of the WH Smith books blog – leads us off…

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