All Things Cease to Appear

Written by Elizabeth Brundage — While All Things Cease to Appear does have a suspicious death and violence in it, this book is far, far…

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Death Do Us Part

Written by Steven Dunne — Detective Inspector Damen Brook of Derby CID is back, with a new case and a new set of troubles. An old couple…

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The Detective and the Devil

Written by Lloyd Shepherd — Melding real life and fiction is a delicate balancing act, but one that Lloyd Shepherd has successfully pulled off in three…

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Die of Shame

Written by Mark Billingham — Mark Billingham is celebrated for his long-running police procedural series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne. Like all good writers, however, he…

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Little Sister

Written by David Hewson — This third police procedural in Hewson’s Netherlands series again features Amsterdam police brigadier Pieter Vos and his misfit Frieslander colleague,…

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In Too Deep

Written by Samantha Hayes — There has been a veritable avalanche of domestic noir recently – family-based psychological crime novels – and in such a crowded market, it…

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Distress Signals

Written by Catherine Ryan Howard — Some books arrive at CFL HQ in a standard padded envelope. Others appear dressed to the nines, and that’s…

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Death Zones

Written by Simon Pasternak, translated by Martin Aitken — This bleak novel is set towards the end of World War II, as the Nazi offensive…

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Abigale Hall

Written by Lauren A Forry — London, spring 1947. Bombed out houses stand like rotten teeth in an old man’s jaw, and the city is recovering from…

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The Primrose Path

Written by Rebecca Griffiths — It’s a well worn plot device, much beloved of those old-fashioned Western movies I recall from my childhood. The stranger…

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The Girl from Home

Written by Adam Mitzner — Wall Stree traders used to call themselves the masters of the universe. Maybe they still do. It’s what Jonathan Caine’s friends…

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The Age of Treachery

Written by Gavin Scott — Historical settings are always popular in crime fiction, and one of the richest in terms of intrigue is the post-World War…

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Death in Bayswater

Written by Linda Stratmann — The Frances Doughty mysteries are no stranger to Crime Fiction Lover. Back in December 2014, we reviewed An Appetite for Murder,…

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The Vanished

Written by Soren and Lotte Hammer, translated by Martin Aitken — Scandinavian crime fiction has given us some amazing strong, anti-social women as lead characters. Think of…

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Tastes Like Fear

Written by Sarah Hilary — Once upon a time, in a plush London duplex, lived a kind, handsome man, his beautiful, loving wife, and lovely,…

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All Through the Night

Written by MP Wright — After first appearing in the 2014 novel Heartman, private detective JT Ellington returns. Born in Barbados where he became a policeman, JT…

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