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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Life and death in Hull

On the Radar — Nick Quantrill has established himself as one of the top voices in British crime fiction in recent years and we lead…

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Die of Shame

Written by Mark Billingham — Mark Billingham is celebrated for his long-running police procedural series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne. Like all good writers, however, he…

It all drops on 5 May

On the Radar — 5 May is a big date on the publishing calendar, with a range of big releases landing and plenty of smaller…

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Distress Signals

Written by Catherine Ryan Howard — Some books arrive at CFL HQ in a standard padded envelope. Others appear dressed to the nines, and that’s…

Abigale Hall

Written by Lauren A Forry — London, spring 1947. Bombed out houses stand like rotten teeth in an old man’s jaw, and the city is recovering from…

Taking you to the death zone

On the Radar — Just about everybody’s been to the danger zone thanks to Top Gun, but the Danish author and scriptwriter Simon Pasternak is offering us…

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The Girl from Home

Written by Adam Mitzner — Wall Stree traders used to call themselves the masters of the universe. Maybe they still do. It’s what Jonathan Caine’s friends…

Whole lotta history

On the Radar — Yes, we’ve got a whole lotta history for you today because, in addition to exciting new releases from Linwood Barclay, David…

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All Through the Night

Written by MP Wright — After first appearing in the 2014 novel Heartman, private detective JT Ellington returns. Born in Barbados where he became a policeman, JT…

A Coin for the Hangman

Written by Ralph Spurrier — It’s a curious thing for an author to make himself a character in his own book, and proves slightly unnerving to start with.…