Hell is Empty

Written by Conrad Williams — Hell is Empty completes the trilogy of Joel Sorrell novels that began with Dust and Desire last year followed by Sonata of…

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The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

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The Exiled

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Each year, in June, the Tisza river comes into bloom. It sounds very nice and you can…

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NTN: The Bogeyman Chronicles

Written by Craig Watson — Edinburgh-based indie publisher Thunderpoint made its own debut back in 2013. Over the last three years, it has published an eclectic mix…

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NTN: All These Perfect Strangers

Written by Aoife Clifford — Penelope Sheppard (Pen for short) is like almost any other teenager in small-town Australia in the early 1990s. She longs…

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Sinner Man

Written by Lawrence Block — Donald Barshter is your typical 1950s train commuting Connecticut salesman. At the opening of Sinner Man, Barshter is 32, has a closet…

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Night School

Written by Lee Child — We’ve got to number 21 in the Jack Reacher series and the big man is as unpredictable as ever. As…

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NTN: Cambodia Noir

Written by Nick Seeley — This year has seen the rise of some impressive new stars in crime fiction, authors whose novels are set in far-flung…

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Gallows Drop

Written by Mari Hannah — It is the morning after a local country show in rural Northumbria and the story opens on the grim scene of…

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NTN: The Borrowed

Written by Chan Ho-Kei, Translated by Jeremy Tiang – It’s always good to read a real crime fiction epic, a novel that goes beyond the single…

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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows

Written by James Lovegrove — Sherlock Holmes remains an enduring literary phenomenon. He is an iconic character that continues to capture the imagination of readers, writers…

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Triple Crown

Written by Felix Francis — Carrying on his father’s series of horse racing mysteries from the year 2000 – when Dick Francis retired – Felix Francis has…

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The Bone Collection

Written by Kathy Reichs — Temperance Brennan has come a long way in 18 books, but readers have never really learned how she got into…

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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.…

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Summoning the Dead

Written by Tony Black — Detective Inspector Bob Valentine of the Ayr police is a man with a special talent. The dead plead with him. Ever since…

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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…

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