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DavidPrestidge

DavidPrestidge has written 309 posts for Crime Fiction Lover

Jo Nesbo, Voltaire and… Dust Bin Bob?

On the Radar – You never know what you’re going to get from one week to the next on the crime fiction bookshelf. Our new books report this week brings you the latest from Norwegian best seller Jo Nesbo, a historical crime book featuring the French philosopher Voltaire as a key character, and even a[…]

Kolymsky Heights

Written by Lionel Davidson – Lionel Davidson and his thrillers have been unjustly neglected in recent years. He blazed a trail with articulate and complex international spy stories just before John Le Carre and Len Deighton achieved celebrity status. However, a few years ago Philip Pullman selected Davidson’s 1994 novel Kolymsky Heights for his Waterstone’s author table.[…]

Masons and murderers

On the Radar – This week we’ve got a masonic mystery from France, the latest Bryant & May novel, some tasty morsels of historical crime fiction and plenty more. Read on and enrich your reading pile with this week’s On the Radar column… Bryant & May – The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler Britain’s oldest and quirkiest[…]

Cookie’s Case

Written by Andy Siegel – Here in the UK, personal injury lawyers have the same enviable reputation for frankness, honesty and personal probity as estate agents, party politicians and sellers of miracle anti-ageing cream. Therefore it was with a touch of reluctance that I started to read a tale centred on one such New York[…]

Death Reveals All

Written by David Foster – It is London, late in 1940. A Royal Navy sailor, on the last night of his leave is having a quiet pint in a pub. His wife is in bed at home and their twin baby sons are tucked up in their cot in the cupboard under the stairs. When[…]

Dark, dark… and darker

On the Radar – This week’s new books column starts off with three very different crime books, each with the word dark in the title. There’s a second novel from Cilla and Rolf Borjlind – the latest crime sensations from Sweden – and we bring you a reprint of an old Lionel Davidson spy thriller.[…]

The Shut Eye, and more…

On the Radar – Top UK author Belinda Bauer is back with her latest – The Shut Eye – and we also have new releases from Clare Donoghue, and Costello and Richards. From cosy to psychological, from East End to France and Sweden, there’s something new for all crime fiction lovers this week. The Shut[…]

The Dangerous Game

Written by Mari Jungstedt, translated by Tiina Nunnally – While on a photoshoot for a top fashion magazine on the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland, the chief photographer Markus Sandberg is found in his cabin within an inch of death. He has been brutally attacked with an axe. It’s his girlfriend Jenny Levin who has discovered[…]

But… aren’t you dead?

On the Radar – We’ll start this week with a book with lots of weird goings-on as Helen Goltz brings us a case of dead children apparently returning from the grave, along with comic book characters in a veritable costume mystery. Our new releases also include some historical crime fiction, an eco-thriller, a thriller set in[…]

Prayer for the Dead

Written by James Oswald – Edinburgh DI Tony McLean is back, and there seems to be a rather nasty killer on the loose. When an investigative journalist is found both naked and dead – his throat cut – that’s one thing. Quite another is that his body has been found in the mysterious man made[…]

Interview: James Craig

James Craig is the author of the popular London-based crime thrillers featuring Inspector John Carlyle, which began with London Calling just about when we started Crime Fiction Lover in 2011. With the new episode, Sins of the Fathers, just published, he talks to us about himself, his writing and his main character, John Carlyle Firstly, tell our[…]

Books of Prey

On the Radar – It’s a week for deadly killers, and intrepid detectives to hunt them down. Let’s start off with the latest Jefferson Winter novel by James Carol, entitled Prey. We’ve also got an action-packed debut set in London, some historical crime fiction and a novelisation based on the US TV series Elementary. Let’s not forget[…]