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RoughJustice

RoughJustice has written 135 posts for Crime Fiction Lover

Berlin Burning

Written by Damien Seaman – At the end of last year, Blasted Heath published Seaman’s debut novel, The Killing of Emma Gross, which introduced his Weimar Republic detectives Trautmann and Roth in a fictionalised retelling of the true crime mystery of the Vampire of Dusseldorf. It isn’t necessary to have read it in order to[…]

Guns of Brixton

Written by Paul D Brazill – If you’re a regular visitor to the site may recall our review of A Case of Noir, an excellent serial novel by Paul D Brazill that we looked at in June. It was a collection of individual stories which could be read sequentially to tell a longer story. Paul[…]

NTN: Ed Kurtz interviewed

Today we talk to Ed Kurtz, whose novels The Forty-Two, Freight and Angel of the Abyss, represent some of the best indie crime fiction written this year. We’ve reviewed the latter two recently on the site and they both scored five stars. Kurtz’s stories combine enthralling characters in a finely-detailed and atmospheric setting to produce[…]

NTN: Angel of the Abyss

Written by Ed Kurtz – Last month we reviewed Freight, a novella by Ed Kurtz published by Australia’s Crime Factory team. Now he returns with his second full crime fiction novel, this time published by American indie house Dark Fuse. Graham Woodward is back in his native Boston, still bitter, but increasingly resigned to the[…]

NTN: The Last Projector

Written by David James Keaton – American indie publisher Broken River Books has received a good deal of critical acclaim for the books it has published over the last couple of years, building up an impressive backlist featuring some of the best of the new wave of crime fiction writers like Jedidiah Ayres (Fierce Bitches,[…]

NTN: Maybe I Should Just Shoot You in the Face

Edited by Paul D Brazill – Zelmer Pulp is an indie publisher using a core stable of new writers along with the occasional guest to produce themed genre anthologies. A lot of effort goes into producing great looking books with a diverse range of takes on any particular theme, but they Zelmer doesn’t take itself[…]

NTN: The Forgotten Addiction

Written by Michael Lion – This is Michael Lion’s second novel and it follows on from The Butcher’s Granddaughter in 2009, also published by American independent New Pulp Press. Lion has found a novel way to update the PI genre – by making the protagonist in his series a snitch. Where exactly Bird sits in[…]

NTN: Russian Roulette

Written by Keith Nixon – Caffeine Nights is one of our partners for New Talent November 2014, and author Keith Nixon is a contributor to our site. The cynical amongst you might therefore figure the fix is in, but at Crime Fiction Lover take our responsibility to provide impartial advice about what your next crime[…]

NTN: Riven

Written by AJ McCreanor – Riven is the assured debut of Glaswegian writer AJ McCreanor and the promising beginning of a new procedural series set in her home town. The novel begins with the gruesome discovery of a horribly brutalised corpse by two young lads, just out of school, attempting an opportunistic burglary. The victim,[…]

Freight

Written by Ed Kurtz — Freight is the latest in the Single Shot line of noir novellas from Australia’s Crime Factory. Previous entries by Jedidiah Ayres (Fierce Bitches) and Jake Hinkson (Saint Homicide) have earned widespread praise, including from ourselves. Kurtz was already on my radar thanks to his Grindhouse novel, The Forty-Two, published by[…]

Moriarty

Written by Anthony Horowitz – Having experienced considerable critical and commercial success with The House of Silk, accomplished author Anthony Horowitz has returned to the world of Sherlock Holmes with his latest book. However, it might be more accurate to suggest he has entered Moriarty’s world, since this book’s narrative begins just days after Sherlock[…]

Factory Town

Written by Jon Bassoff — Author Jon Bassoff is well known on the pulp scene as the founder of indie publisher New Pulp Press, though he’s recently sold the firm. Anyone familiar with their releases will not expect Bassoff to stick rigidly to genre conventions. Indeed, Factory Town walks the line between horror and crime in a[…]