Vortex

Written by Paul D Marks — Vortex is a first-person narrated novella which readers can blast through in a couple of hours. It’s a hardboiled thriller with strong noir overtones, and is about the past – how you can’t…

Dead Heat with the Reaper

Written by William E Wallace — All Due Respect is steadily building a solid reputation stateside as an indie publisher releasing the kind of gritty, hardboiled and noirish crime fiction that we enjoy. Alongside its quarterly short fiction…

Last Words

Written by Michael Koryta — Mark Novak works as a principal investigator for Innocence Incorporated, a Florida law firm whose mission statement is to take on pro-bono death row cases where they feel there has…

Skies of Ash

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — LA Homicide detective Elouise Norton returns to our shelves a year after making her terrific debut in Land of Shadows. If you’ve read that book, then you’ll know Norton is confident and…

So Nude, So Dead

Written by Ed McBain — Ed McBain, who died in 2005, had considerable success under a variety of pen names before he hit literary gold dust with his 87th Precinct novels. Before he began writing about detectives Steve…

Double Exposure

Written by Kat Clay — Australia’s Crime Factory has been publishing novellas alongside their magazine for a couple of years now. Last year we reviewed two of them, Jake Hinkson’s Saint Homicide and Ed Kurtz’s Freight. Though very…

Interview: Kat Clay

Australia’s Crime Factory has been on our radar for some time. Known for producing a quality fiction magazine, more recently the company’s series of indie novellas have really caught our attention. In the past we’ve reviewed both…

The Cartel

Written by Don Winslow — The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow’s first depiction of America’s war on drugs, changed perceptions of its author when it was published in 2005. Winslow was already an established…

Interview: Don Winslow

We reckon that The Cartel by Don Winslow is going to be one of the books crime fiction lovers simply must read this summer, and we said as much in our previews of the hottest books of…

The Dead Assassin

Written by Vaughn Entwistle — It may be 15 months since Titan Books published The Revenant of Thraxton Hall, the first of the paranormal casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but in Vaughn Enwistle’s Victorian literary…

The Albino’s Treasure

Written by Stuart Douglas — The year is 1896 and Holmes and Watson are again sharing rooms at Baker Street. The pair are woken up in the night by Inspector Lestrade. A portrait of Lord Salisbury…

With Fury in Hand

Written by Lee Thompson — Lee Thompson likes to place his noir stories in a family setting. In his debut crime novel, A Beautiful Madness, the author explored a family’s attempts to understand an uncharacteristic moment of violence…

Disintegration

Written by Richard Thomas — Anyone familiar with Thomas’s neo-noir anthology The New Black will know the author is a fan of the dark stuff. So you won’t be surprised to learn that Disintegration, subtitled A…

LA Rotten

Written by Jeff Klima — When an angry civilian stands outside the entrance to Los Angeles’ main police station shouting threats and waving a gun around, two things are certain. One, it will end up as…

I’m Dead Again

Written by Keith Nixon — Our site is blessed with a number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable contributors ready to bring you the latest news and reviews, covering every subgenre of crime fiction from cosy to…

Rumrunners

Written by Eric Beetner — Beetner might just be noir’s James Brown. The hardest working man in crime fiction not only curates the LA chapter of the Noir at the Bar reading series, but produces…

Mañana

Written by William Hjortsberg — Sometime between the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis and the murder of Meredith Hunter by Hells Angels at the Altamont Free Concert in 1969, the hippy dream died.…