Rupture

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Iceland’s modern answer to Agatha Christie is back in fine fettle, with a tale of two mysteries set in the northernmost…

NTN: Five women to watch 2017

One thing readers and critics alike agree on: women are leading the way at the moment in crime fiction. Just look at the worldwide success of authors…

NTN: Dark Fragments

Written by Rob Sinclair — You’ll have noticed that one of our New Talent November sponsors is Bloodhound Books, a publisher specialising in tracking down new…

CIS: The lasting legacy of The Moonstone

Although its claim to be as the first detective story in the English language is often disputed by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (published more than 25 years earlier),…

A Death in the Family

Written by Michael Stanley — Talk about explosive beginnings! This time it gets very personal indeed. Assistant Superintendent David Bengu in Botswana – aka Kubu, meaning…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

Blackout

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Icelandic writer Ragnar Jonasson and his young detective Ari Thor had established a considerable fan base,…

The Fire Maker

Written by Peter May — Crime fiction fans know and love Peter May for his very atmospheric Lewis trilogy and we’ve reviewed The Chessmen and a recent standalone…

Epiphany Jones

Written by Michael Grothaus — Epiphany has a mutilated ear, hair as dark as a raven’s wing and hears voices from God, telling her what to…

Interview: Michael Stanley

The South African authors Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip together make up Michael Stanley, and are becoming well-known for creating Botswana Police’s good-natured Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu. They’ve…