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Lincoln Rhyme versus the skin collector

The Skin Collector

On the Radar – Fans of Jeffery Deaver can rejoice this week because his disabled detective Lincolne Rhyme is back, along with assistant Amelia Sachs, and they’ve got another serial killer case on their hands. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, because we also have eight other new crime releases. Even if you’re[...]

Dirt of every kind


On the Radar – Yes, today’s On the Radar brings you new books featuring dirty dealings of every kind. Drugs come to the fore in a new book by Robert K Lewis and in a Rex Burns reprint from the 70s. Corruption in sport is the focus of Steve Lowe’s pulp release, and we have[...]

£100 off crime writing course in Tuscany

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Fancy sharpening up your crime writing skills at The Watermill at Posara in Tuscany? And how does some expert help from bestselling crime author Meg Gardiner sound? What if you could get £100 off the price of the week-long course as well? It all sounds pretty enticing, and this is exactly what’s on offer from[...]

Tick, tock, Tupperware cop

On the Radar – He’s bisexual. He’s an ex-cop. He hates ticking clocks, but he loves Tupperware. The man we’re refering to is the rather unusual 80s detective Duffy. Irish author Dan Kavanagh’s character is back thanks to Orion, which is reprinting the entire series of four books with some moody photographic covers. They’ve been[...]

I think I need to lie down…

The Lying Down Room

On the Radar – So many fascinating crime books are being released at the moment, we wouldn’t blame you if you felt the need to lie down. Our reviewers certainly feel that way at the moment. The publishing industry is a veritable Gatling gun spraying us with explosive new reads. It’s fitting then, that first[...]

Irène competition winners


A month ago we posted a competition on our site offering you the chance to win copies of Irène and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, plus £50-worth of crime novels from MacLehose Press. That was the first prize, and we also had five runner-up packs containing copies of Irène and Alex. Well, the winners have been announced. Congratulations[...]

Charlie Parker hunts the wolf, and more…

The Wolf in Winter

On the Radar – Plenty to look forward to as March comes to a close, including John Connolly’s latest Charlie Parker mystery and new titles from Jo Nesbo and Gordon Ferris. We’ve even got some crime fiction from Moldova for you to try, so read on… The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly The most[...]

From the Gaelic

Deadly Intent

On the Radar – You may well have read books from Denmark, France, Italy or even Japan, but have you come across one originally written in Gaelic before? Well, here’s your chance to discover some crime fiction from the heart of Eire. But there’s more – this week’s new books include titles set in Cannes,[...]

New police force, new challenges for Scottish authors


What lovers of police procedurals demand in their reading is a realistic portrayal of what it’s like to be a police investigator. But what happens when police procedures change in the real world? It’s a problem writers in Scotland have been facing since the establishment of Police Scotland a year ago. There are now 24,000[...]

Death Can’t Take a Joke

Death Can't Take A Joke

On the Radar – This week our new books column brings you novellas, short stories and novels from writers across the spectrum of crime fiction. We’ve got Anya Lipska’s second novel entitled Death Can’t Take a Joke, a new one from Laura Lippman and 12 short stories from Jeffrey Deaver. But there’s plenty more too,[...]

From the creator of True Detective


Fans of US crime series are raving about the show True Detective, a new HBO offering starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughy. It’s just started airing in the UK on Sky Atlantic, but tap-of-the-snout streaming video hounds have found ways of watching the seven episodes that have already aired so far in the US. The[...]

Nine deadly measures of murder…

On the Radar – There’s a huge week ahead for crime fiction, with a squadron of new detective novels hitting the shelves. From cosy to contemporary, and from 19th century Ireland to near future Hong Kong, there’s bound to be something for you amongst these nine deadly new releases… The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths[...]