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RoughJustice has written 147 posts for Crime Fiction Lover

World Gone By

Written by Dennis Lehane – What an incredible career Dennis Lehane is having. Of his American contemporaries, perhaps only Michael Connelly has managed to sustain a similar degree of commercial and critical success in the crime genre. His early, gritty PI novels in the Kenzie and Gennaro series were followed by slick standalone thrillers like[…]

Elementary: The Ghost Line

Written by Adam Christopher – Because of all the hype surrounding the BBC’s Sherlock, and the popularity of it’s lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, it almost feels like sacrilege to point out that the best Holmes and Watson currently on television appear in an American import called Elementary. Holmes, played with joyful brio[…]

Interview: CS DeWildt

Chris DeWildt’s debut novel Love You to a Pulp is a fantastic new example of rural noir that will leave you wanting to go back to your shelves and start digging out those old Jim Thompson books. We reviewed the book here, and invited this young author to join us for a chat, so read on to[…]

Nobody Walks

Written by Mick Herron – Set in the a murky, satirised world of espionage, Mick Herron’s most recent novels, Slow Horses and Dead Lions, featured a fictional branch of MI5 called Slough House whose employees were only one more screw-up from losing their jobs. The books were uniformly well received, and got five-star ratings here on Crime Fiction[…]

Love You to a Pulp

Written by CS DeWildt – One of the things which makes book reviewing such a rewarding thing to do is the opportunity to discover great new writers and pass on their work to others. Sometimes a book comes along, from an author you’ve never read before, that just blows you away. Love You to a[…]

The Devil You Know

Written by Elisabeth de Mariaffi – Canada is often thought of as a gentler, safer, and dare I say it, more boring version of its southern neighbour. Canadian citizens are less brash, perhaps less overtly patriotic than Americans, and the country’s gun laws are tighter. At least, the kind of violent tragedies that have befallen[…]

Dark Briggate Blues

Written by Chris Nickson – With his in-depth knowledge of Leeds and its history, and a love for writing novels set in various past eras, Chris Nickson is making quite a name for himself in crime circles. Both Gods of Gold (Victorian) and The Constant Lovers (1730s) were well received by our reviewers. Will Dark Briggate Blues make it a[…]

It’s Only Death

Written by Lee Thompson – The author’s debut crime novel, A Beautiful Madness, ended up making it into my top five books of 2014. Despite only getting four stars at review, the masterful noir styling, a remarkable killer, and best of all the skilful unpeeling of a family’s secrets kept the book in my mind.[…]

Slow Down

Written by Lee Matthew Goldberg – November might be long gone, but here at Crime Fiction Lover we continue to bring you the latest indie releases long after our annual New Talent November event. New Pulp Press, no respecters of genre boundaries, is publishing Lee Matthew Goldberg’s debut novel. Noah Spaeth is a 22-year-old New Yorker who has[…]

The Beast in the Red Forest

Written by Sam Eastland – The Inspector Pekkala series began in 2010 with The Eye of the Red Tsar and now reaches its fifth novel. The books are set in the Soviet Union during WWII; specifically on the Eastern Front where Axis forces battled the Red Army from 1941 onwards after Hitler broke the Molotov-Ribbentrop[…]

The Deepening Shade

Written by Jake Hinkson – This book collects many of Hinkson’s short fiction written over the last 20 years – stories that originally appeared in print and online in publications such as Beat to a Pulp, Crime Factory and Fires on the Plain. Previously I have raved about his novels Hell on Church Street and The Posthumous Man,[…]

Rough Justice: Top five books of 2014

Trying to decipher trends that have arisen from the year just ended is always difficult. Though I read a lot, I don’t read everything by any means, and many good books might have escaped me. But what I can say is that there were many solid British efforts even if they didn’t make my final[…]