Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…

The Secrets She Keeps

Written by Michael Robotham — So many books create earworms, either through their titles – think Ragdoll by Daniel Cole or William Shaw’s Sympathy for…

Ask No Questions

Written by Lisa Hartley — Lisa Hartley is best known for her DS Catherine Bishop books, but here she introduces us to Detective Caelan (pronounced…

Interview: Tess Gerritsen

Today, Tess Gerritsen is one of America’s leading crime fiction authors, but she took an unusual route to get there. A graduate of Stanford University,…

Stillhouse Lake

Written by Rachel Caine — A drunk driver loses control of his vehicle and hits a house in Wichita, Kansas, shattering the lives of Gina…

The Late Show

Written by Michael Connelly — You’re a crime writer at the top of your game, author of a best-selling series and creator of some of…

Interview: Carol Wyer

Carol Wyer garnered a loyal following as an author of romantic comedies, but writing crime is a serious business and needs a different approach. Switching…

The Lying Game

The Woman in Cabin 10 author Ruth Ware channels her inner Enid Blyton here for an edgy psychological thriller with its roots in a boarding…

The Ultimatum

Written by Karen Robards — British crime fans may remember the TV series Hustle, which ran from 2004 to 2012 and attracted quite an audience. It…

Trust Me

Written by Angela Clarke — How can you solve a crime when the witness has no proof it ever occurred? It’s an interesting premise as…

The Lying Game

Written by Ruth Ware — There’s so much great crime writing out there these days that you can’t read everything, can you? That’s why The…

The Wages of Sin

Written by Kaite Welsh — The heroines of crime novels come in all shapes and sizes. Police officers, private detectives, doughty mothers and spirited teens,…

Western Fringes

Written by Amer Anwar — The CWA Debut Dagger award has been encouraging new writers to enter the genre for 15 years now. The submissions are…

Interview: CL Taylor

Cally Taylor began as a romantic novelist and short story writer before branching out into crime, where her standalone psychological thrillers have attracted a huge…

Sting

Written by Sandra Brown — What’s your guilty pleasure, when you’re not crime fiction loving? Mine’s Nora Roberts (and not in her JD Robb persona,…