Cold Rain

Written by Craig Smith — It’s taken a while for us to get round to reviewing Craig Smith’s Cold Rain, which was published late last year,…

The Impossible Dead

Written by Ian Rankin — First a confession: we here at CFL are enormous fans of Ian Rankin. Everyone has their favourite crime fiction character –…

The Sea Detective

Written by Mark Douglas-Home – Mark Douglas-Home is a writer of outstanding reputation. As a journalist he has garnered the kind of status that most hacks…

The Drop

Written by Howard Linskey — David Blake is a classic good-guy gangster. Like Tony Soprano, he’s in a comfortable position that involves little obvious law…

Good as Dead

Written by Mark Billingham – Good as Dead is the fifth Tom Thorne novel, and the first since last year’s TV dramatisation that fortified Mark…

New Amazon Kindle Tablet

Technology websites this week have been heralding news on the forthcoming Kindle Tablet from Amazon, rumoured to be released in November. The reports hint at…

Cold Kill

Written by Neil White – The coupling of journalist and police detective is a well-worn crime fiction convention; as reassuring as any literary model, from…

Jo Nesbo and real-life crime

Jo Nesbo and his mysterious detective Harry Hole are responsible for some of the biggest selling Nordic crime fiction releases in recent years. Here in…

The BBC looks at crime fiction

For our non-UK fans, the BBC’s Time Shift is an excellent documentary series that runs on BBC4. The last two programmes in the series have…

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