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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[…]

Meet Adrian McKinty


The Northern Irish author Adrian McKinty has written three crime trilogies. The latest – his Sean Duffy series – has been so good it turned from a trilogy into a quartet of books. And it might continue still. We’ve reviewed all four of them here on Crime Fiction Lover, and we’ve also interviewed the author.[…]

Interview: James Craig

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James Craig is the author of the popular London-based crime thrillers featuring Inspector John Carlyle, which began with London Calling just about when we started Crime Fiction Lover in 2011. With the new episode, Sins of the Fathers, just published, he talks to us about himself, his writing and his main character, John Carlyle Firstly, tell our[…]

First look: Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo


Back in 2013, we reported that Norwegian author Jo Nesbo was working on a new novel called Blood on Snow under the pseudonym Tom Johansen. Well, turns out he’s chosen to release the book under his own name after all, and a copy has arrived here at CFL HQ. Cue huge excitement because, as you[…]

Bosch previewed: Harry on the small screen


Friday 13 February spells good luck for fans of Michael Connelly’s LA detective Harry Bosch. That’s the day Amazon will be releasing its 10-episode series Bosch, which is based on the character. You’ll be able to watch it via Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, US and Germany. Episode one is already available, currently free[…]

Interview: Oscar de Muriel


A few weeks ago we showed you the cover of a debut novel called The Strings of Murder here on Crime Fiction Lover. But on top of the interesting cover design, the book’s got quite a story behind it. It’s the first novel for Mexican author Oscar de Muriel, but instead of featuring an exotic[…]

QUIZ: Name that UK crime show tune


This weekend we have a musical treat for lovers of British crime fiction, and a chance to win big thanks to Penguin Books. First of all, watch the YouTube video embedded above. Well, not so much watch as listen. Playing you will hear clips from the theme tunes to 10 popular UK crime shows from[…]

Free books in February


Well, under Labour we had the credit crunch, and since then we’ve had five years of austerity under the ConDem coalition. We know things have been tight, tight, tight in the wallet department for hard working lovers of crime fiction. So we’re going to help you get through the austerity blues, and the tail end[…]

Express train to death – Railways in crime fiction


One of this month’s big crime releases is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. And when you think about it, railways have often featured as a backdrop in crime fiction. Murder on the Orient Express is, perhaps, the archetypal Golden Age crime novel, after all. But why has train travel been such a[…]

When I was a runaway, by Peter May


On 15 January, Quercus is publishing Peter May’s latest book, Runaway. Well known for his Lewis trilogy – set in the Hebridean Islands – as well as his recent hit Entry Island which is set on an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada, Runaway is a standalone that… umm… really doesn’t feature any[…]

Readers’ choice: Your favourite crime novels of 2014

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We apologise if you’re a bit ‘listed out’ after all our contributors revealed their top five crime novels of 2014 throughout December. However, we have one more compilation that we’d like to share with you. This one is based on how many times people visited reviews of books released during 2014 on our site. Using[…]

CrimeFictionLover: Top five books of 2014


It’s become a tradition here on Crime Fiction Lover for each of our contributors to nominate their five top novels as the year comes to a close. All my colleagues on the site have already posted their lists, which you can check out here, and so it’s my turn to think really, really, really hard[…]


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