Cold

Written by John Sweeney — It’s an ordinary winter’s night in London and Joe Tiplady is out for a walk with his dog, Reilly. He soon…

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The Bitter Season

Written by Tami Hoag — The Bitter Season is Hoag’s latest crime thriller featuring the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based team of police detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki…

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The Time to Kill

Written by Mason Cross — Carter Blake is a man for hire. He tracks down people who don’t want to be found and he’s very…

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Baby Doll

Written by Hollie Overton — Twins have loomed large in some of fiction’s finest moments. Who can forget that creepy pair in Stephen King’s The…

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Where Roses Never Die

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — It’s been three years since Bergen PI Varg Veum tragically lost his girlfriend in We Shall Inherit…

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A Rising Man

Written by Abir Mukherjee — Calcutta, 1919, and the city is full of rising men. There are the colonials making fortunes in commodities like rubber…

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Epiphany Jones

Written by Michael Grothaus — Epiphany has a mutilated ear, hair as dark as a raven’s wing and hears voices from God, telling her what to…

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My Husband’s Wife

Written by Jane Corry — Two people. One not yet in her teens. Another, recently married, trying to succeed at being both a wife and…

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The German Messenger

Written by David Malcolm — England, December 1916. The most destructive battle in world history has finally ended at the Somme and Europe is in the…

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Tommy Red

Written by Charlie Stella — It is nearly four years since Rough Riders, a fictionalisation of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger‘s story, topped my end of year…

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Cold Blood, Hot Sea

Written by Charlene D’Avanzo — This amateur sleuth story, billed as ‘A Mara Tusconi Mystery’ introduces Mara, age 31, whose work at the Maine Oceanographic Institute…

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Ghosts of Karnak

Written by George Mann – ‘New pulp’ writer George Mann has made a number of appearances on our site. We’ve reviewed his Sherlockian novels The Will…

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The Far Empty

Written by J Todd Scott — It’s hard to believe this well-crafted crime thriller is a debut novel. The author’s experience as a DEA agent…

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The Missing Hours

Written by Emma Kavanagh — A mother is out in the park, watching her young daughters at play. What on earth could prompt her to…

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The Evolution of Fear

Written by Paul E Hardisty — Claymore Straker is in trouble. It’s October 1994 and there’s a price on his head. When we last saw him…

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A Straits Settlement

Written by Brian Stoddart — It is the summer of 1923, and Madras is so hot that even the locals are finding it hard going.…

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