Spriteby: Top five books of 2016

2016 has been quite a year for historical crime fiction lovers. The year isn’t over yet, and there are still plenty of books coming out. TE Kinsey,…

The Iron Water

Written by Chris Nickson — The author Chris Nickson has made his name synonymous with the city of Leeds, and has set various novels and…

The Hanging Tree

Written by Ben Aaronovitch — The Hanging Tree is the sixth book in the highly entertaining Rivers of London series, which debuted back in 2011. Police…

NTN: Murder on the Marsh

Written by Anne Penketh — Freelance political journalist turned author Anne Penketh made her fiction writing debut in 2015 with Food Fight, a novel set…

The Royal Ghost

Written by Linda Stratmann — Linda Stratmann is an author we’re familiar with here at Crime Fiction Lover for her Frances Doughty mysteries. The Royal Ghost is slightly different.…

Assassins

Written by Jim Eldridge — Author and scriptwriter Jim Eldridge is probably better known for his historical fiction aimed at the young adult market, with…

Modern Crimes

Written by Chris Nickson — No author has used the city of Leeds as a backdrop for crime stories so profoundly as Chris Nickson. From…

Magpie Murders

Written by Anthony Horowitz — When this book was launched, its author explained that the Magpie Murders too over two years to write, but the idea for…

While the Emperor Slept

Written by BR Stateham — While the Emperor Slept is something of a departure from the norm for BR Stateham. The writer is more commonly known…

Secrets in the Stones

Written by Tessa Harris — This is the sixth book in journalist-turned-novelist Tessa Harris’ engaging mystery series set in Oxfordshire in the 1780s. Dr Thomas…

CIS: Murder Has a Motive

Written by Francis Duncan — Last December, Vintage began reprinting 1940s classics by Francis Duncan beginning with Murder for Christmas. Murder Has a Motive is one…