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First look: The Girl in the Spider’s Web


MacLehose Press has today revealed the cover of the fourth book in Steig Larsson’s Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Written by Swedish author David Lagercrantz, it will be released worldwide on 27 August. It continues the story that began in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was first published in Swedish in 2005, a[…]

Jo Nesbo, Voltaire and… Dust Bin Bob?


On the Radar – You never know what you’re going to get from one week to the next on the crime fiction bookshelf. Our new books report this week brings you the latest from Norwegian best seller Jo Nesbo, a historical crime book featuring the French philosopher Voltaire as a key character, and even a[…]

First look: The Illegalists


One thing we wish we had more of on Crime Fiction Lover is graphic novels. So we were really pleased to hear from writer Stefan Vogel when he got in touch with news about The Illegalists, a new graphic novel he’s putting together with artist Attila Futaki and co-author Laura Pierce. Set in Paris in 1911,[…]

First look: The lost Gore Vidal crime novel


American author and cultural icon Gore Vidal wasn’t known for his crime writing, but in his early career he did dabble in the genre. Now, Charles Ardai‘s Hard Case Crime has unearthed Thieves Fall Out, a pulp piece Vidal had published in 1953 under the nom de plume Cameron Kay. It was his 10th novel[…]

Masons and murderers


On the Radar – This week we’ve got a masonic mystery from France, the latest Bryant & May novel, some tasty morsels of historical crime fiction and plenty more. Read on and enrich your reading pile with this week’s On the Radar column… Bryant & May – The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler Britain’s oldest and quirkiest[…]

First look: Officer Involved


Two weeks ago we showed you Wounded Prey, the first in the Farrell and Kearns series by Sean Lynch. Today, we bring you a first look at Officer Involved, the third book in the series. Sandwiched in between the two will be The Fourth Motive. While Wounded Prey (24 March) and The Fourth Motive (5[…]

Dark, dark… and darker

Dark Water

On the Radar – This week’s new books column starts off with three very different crime books, each with the word dark in the title. There’s a second novel from Cilla and Rolf Borjlind – the latest crime sensations from Sweden – and we bring you a reprint of an old Lionel Davidson spy thriller.[…]

Free Killer Crime festival


Friday 13 March won’t be an unlucky day for crime fiction fans. Bookseller Waterstones has teamed up with publisher HarperCollins to stage a free crime festival that has real world and social media elements to it. Killer Crime Festival 2015 will see authors Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves all participating and there will[…]

The Shut Eye, and more…

The Shut Eye

On the Radar – Top UK author Belinda Bauer is back with her latest – The Shut Eye – and we also have new releases from Clare Donoghue, and Costello and Richards. From cosy to psychological, from East End to France and Sweden, there’s something new for all crime fiction lovers this week. The Shut[…]

First look: Farrell and Kearns


Thriller author Sean Lynch has republished his book Wounded Prey, given it a dark and moody new cover. He is also to release three further books in the Farrell and Kearns series in the next month or so. Wounded Prey first came out through Exhibit A Books two years ago but has now had a bit of a[…]

But… aren’t you dead?

Death by Disguise

On the Radar – We’ll start this week with a book with lots of weird goings-on as Helen Goltz brings us a case of dead children apparently returning from the grave, along with comic book characters in a veritable costume mystery. Our new releases also include some historical crime fiction, an eco-thriller, a thriller set in[…]

Peter James voted best crime author


Brighton author Peter James has been chosen as the best crime author of all time in a poll run on WH Smith’s blog. The author of books such as Dead Simple, Looking Good Dead and Dead Man’s Time pipped other famous writers like James Patterson, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin to the title. The list,[…]


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