Symbiosis

Written by Guy Portman — Talulah and Taliah are twins. Their father is a decent fellow, but not the most imaginative of souls, while their…

Acts of Violence, and more…

On the Radar — It might seem strange that publishing should have lean times and fat times, but February is certainly when the first shoots…

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The Woman in Blue

Written by Elly Griffiths — Walsingham, deep in rural Norfolk, is a curious place. In Jim Kelly’s Death on Demand, for instance, its religious history…

The Woman in Blue, and more…

On the Radar — Here are this week’s new releases, starting with the latest from Elly Griffiths. We’ve also got one for fans of Ann…

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Triple homicide

On the Radar — Three is the magic number and we start with a book written by James Lee Burke’s daughter, a successful crime novelist…

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The Newsmakers

Written by Lis Wiehl (with Sebastian Stuart) — Erica Sparks is a TV news presenter who has come up the hard way. She is not so…

Witness protection?

On the Radar — A true mixture this week with forensics, secret government agencies, crimes out in the American wilderness, and a strange esoteric mystery…

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After You Die

Written by Eva Dolan — From page one of this excellent book, Eva Dolan reveals why she is one of the rising stars of British…

Ochoco Reach

Written by Jim Stewart — Here we have another PI novel, but if you want mean streets, neon bar signs reflected in rainy sidewalks, and the…

Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin’s Rebus is back in his 20th novel, and this time the old man is retired. No pipe and slippers for our hero though,…

Dust and Desire

Conrad Williams, who is better known as a writer of horror and fantasy fiction, introduces us to ex-cop Joel Sorrel, who is scratching out a…

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun is follows Blood on Snow, and sees another hitman on the run from mobsters. Jon Hansen has escaped Oslo and finds himself hiding out…

A Taste of Ashes

Tony Black’s second DI Bob Valentine novel is set in the west coast town of Ayr. Valentine is a cop who places himself – literally –…

Behind Closed Doors

Elizabeth Haynes is back with a psychological thriller. Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford disappears while on a family holiday in Rhodes, then re-appears 10 years later in her…