Blackout

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Icelandic writer Ragnar Jonasson and his young detective Ari Thor had established a considerable fan base,…

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The Dead House

Written by Harry Bingham — The body of a young woman is found in the annexe of a tiny church in the sleepy hamlet of Ystradfflur,…

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Underground Airlines

Written by Ben H Winters – American journalist and teacher Ben H Winters started out writing the kind of literary mash-ups that were en vogue around the…

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The Silent Dead

Written by Tetsuya Honda, translated by Giles Murray — Recently I lamented the decline of the classic police procedural – but how quickly I’ve been…

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Dark Heart, Heavy Soul

Written by Keith Nixon — Yes, the author is a contributor here on Crime Fiction Lover, but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean he gets an easy…

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Hellfire

Written by Karin Fossum, translated by Kari Dickson — When deep, dark and long-held family secrets finally surface, it can burn through our hearts and minds…

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A Hero in France

Written by Alan Furst — Paris in spring conjures up images of joie de vivre, recalling Sinatra singing about chestnuts in blossom and holiday tables under the…

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Mister Memory

Written by Marcus Sedgwick — Probably better known for his books aimed at children and young adults, Marcus Sedgwick has been shortlisted on several occasions for…

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Sonata of the Dead

Written by Conrad Williams — Dust and Desire, the first Joe Sorrell thriller, was a wonderful surprise from Conrad Williams. Previously best known for his dark fantasy…

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The Heavenly Table

Written by Donald Ray Pollock — In the early 20th century, the three Jewett brothers are under the thumb of their crazily religious, impoverished failure…

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Saturday Requiem

Written by Nicci French — The great thing about reading a well-written book is that it puts the reader slap-bang in the heart of the…

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The Girl in Green

Written by Derek B Miller – Whether through good fortune, or more likely canny planning by the marketing department at Faber & Faber, Miller’s second…

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The Rare Earth Exchange

Written by Bernard Besson, translated by Sophie Weiner — When a passenger jet inbound from Kuala Lumpur explodes on landing at Orly airport in Paris it…

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The Fire Child

Written by SK Tremayne — Cornwall, land of rugged coastlines and tasty pasties. Where your most taxing problem might be whether to put the clotted cream…

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Ping-Pong Heart

Written by Martin Limon — The author returns to his long-running series set in South Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War. The series…

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Wilde Lake

Written by Laura Lippman — With a cabinet full of writing awards, and a bookshelf full of bestsellers, Laura Lippman is one of America’s top crime…

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