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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NTN: Bullet Gal

Written by Andrez Bergen — Mitzi (surname unknown) is a character who won’t die. She appears throughout Andrez Bergen’s oeuvre, which stretches across genres and…

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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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NTN: A Man with One of Those Faces

Written by Caimh McDonnell — What a cover, and what a title for this debut crime novel, written by a man with one of those names which…

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NTN: Bitter Water Blues

Written by Patrick Shawn Bagley — Brooklyn, 2005, is where things begin in Patrick Shawn Bagley’s debut, published by indie outfit 280 Steps. Joey Connolly is…

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NTN: Dark Fragments

Written by Rob Sinclair — You’ll have noticed that one of our New Talent November sponsors is Bloodhound Books, a publisher specialising in tracking down new…

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