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DavidPrestidge has written 255 posts for Crime Fiction Lover

The Brits are coming

On the Radar – We have an exclusively British line-up this week, with one of our featured authors being born in Scotland, and another in Wales, while the rest are English. With the honourable exception of Kaye Furnivall’s book set in Italy, all the other books are firmly set in the UK. Sins of the[…]

NTN: The Man from Berlin

Written by Luke McCallin – Captain Gregor Reinhardt won the Iron Cross while serving in the trenches with the German army in World War I. After a spell between the wars where he became one of the best detectives in Berlin’s Kriminalpolizei, he has reluctantly accepted a commission in the Abwehr, the German army’s military[…]

NTN: An introduction to Caffeine Nights

This November we take a look at one of the UK’s brightest and most innovative new publishers, Caffeine Nights. Founded in 2007 and based in Kent, the company publishes some of the best crime talent around, and is supporting New Talent November as a sponsor. Shaun Hutson and Nick Oldham are already well established in[…]

Some light escapism?

On the Radar – This week the prolific American author David Baldacci provides us with a mystery taking place in the US military which promises some fast-paced escapism. We’ve got historical crime fiction novels set in WWII, the Elizabethan court and Civil War America, plus a nice cosy by Simon Brett to cap it off.[…]

Two writers better than one?

On the Radar – Today we start with two books written by top crime writing duos. First up Preston and Child are back with their 14th Pendergast FBI story, and then it’s Evanovich and Goldberg whose heroine Kate O’Hare also happens to be an agent. After that we line up six more books and even[…]

NTN: Phil Lecomber interviewed

“The dramatic finale is magnificently melodramatic, and ends the book – an excellent debut – in fine style.” That was our verdict when we recently reviewed Mask of the Verdoy by new crime author Phil Lecomber. Now based in the West Country city of Bath, he grew up in London and worked for 25 years in the[…]

Memento Mori

Written by Keith McCarthy — Picture an old man alone except for his daughter, living in an secluded and abandoned infirmary. He hears voices. Not just ordinary voices, but the voices of the three ancient Muses – Mese, Nete and Hypate, hot on the line from Delphi – and their distinguished father Apollo. Although Apollo[…]

Brighton gothic

On the Radar – In a collection of diverse short stories by Peter James we discover an even darker side to the Brighton author, and they include a tale featuring his famous detective Roy Grace. Inspector Montalbano is back as well, and so is Roberta Kray with a new London gangland thriller. Other books among[…]

Mask of the Verdoy

Written by Phil Lecomber – George Harley is a decorated veteran of World War I who worked for British intelligence post 1918. Now he is scratching out a living as a private investigator in 1930s London, steering a hazardous course between the criminal underworld and the Metropolitan Police, neither of whom is sure of his[…]

New books with Bosch, Cross and Scarpetta

On the Radar – Our headline might sound a little like a particularly voracious law firm, but any crime fiction fan worthy of the name will know that we are talking about Harry, Alex and Kay – three central characters who have notched up an amazing 61 titles between them. This is an exciting time of[…]

At Death’s Window

Written by Jim Kelly – Conflicts between criminals tend to be called ‘wars’. Thus we have turf wars, drug wars, and even scraps between rival ice cream vendors which are known as ice cream wars. But here we have a first. In At Death’s Window we bring you samphire wars. Samphire is an edible plant which[…]

Dealing in seaweed

On the Radar – It is to Jim Kelly that we owe our eccentric headline this week. In his upcoming release At Death’s Window, we’ll be treated to a scenario where drug dealers muscle in on the samphire market. Never before, to our knowledge, has an edible seaside plant lead to such death and destruction.[…]