One for sorrow

On the Radar — When Magpie Murders landed at CFL HQ the other day, people couldn’t keep their hands off it. The book has a…

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Iceland Noir – programme highlights!

On 17 November, the third Iceland Noir crime fiction convention kicks off in Reykjavik and the event’s full programme of panels, talks and tours has…

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Gift giver, serial killer

On the Radar — It’s a bit like rhyming slang, isn’t it? Our lead book features a serial killer who leaves candles and roses around…

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Death at the Seaside, and more

On the Radar — We’re leading off this week with two very British books – one’s a collection of short stories by PD James, and the…

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Everyone has a hobby…

On the Radar — Craig Robertson is a Scottish author who often comes up with an unusual theme or concept for his novels. For instance,…

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Crime Scene issue 5 has landed

Crime fiction lovers are bound to be interested in this glossy magazine published in the UK by Future Publishing. Coming out quarterly at £7.99 an…

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For the birds?

On the Radar — The release to look out for this week is the latest Scandinavian crime novel from Norway, The Bird Tribunal. We lead…

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Hard Case Crime gets graphic

Look out Marvel, look out DC, look out Image Comics! America’s leading publisher of pulp novels, Hard Case Crime, has turned its eyes towards the comic…

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Cold case defrosted

On the Radar — This week’s new books take us on a journey from chilling Derbyshire where Sarah Ward has another cold case for us,…

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First look: The Ice Beneath Her

Camilla Grebe’s debut solo crime novel comes with a guarantee. Yes, it says here on this sticker that it’ll keep you up all night. The Ice…

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First look: New Chinese crime fiction

It’s been an exciting summer for virtual travel through the medium of crime fiction. We’ve been all over the States, to France and Poland, and…

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The sexologist crime author

On the Radar — What? A sexologist who is also a crime author? Or, in this case was a crime author? Well, yes it’s true.…

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