Rather Be the Devil

Thirty years a crime author, 21 Rebus novels, and Ian Rankin is still going strong. Having retired and later returned to the force to help…

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Magpie Murders

He writes young adult mysteries. He writes for TV. He writes books set in the Sherlock Holmes universe. He’s even written James Bond. The ever-inventive…

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The Exiled

The crunch of ice under boot, and the hard, grey streets of Finland are left behind in the latest Anna Fekete story by Kati Hiekkapelto.…

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The Bird Tribunal

Having quietly swept many crime fiction top lists for 2016, this title is a personal fave for such authors as Ragnar Jónasson and Sarah Ward.…

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In Sunlight or In Shadow

Lawrence Block edited this collection of 17 stories that are all inspired, based on or riff off the paintings of the great Edward Hopper. Block makes…

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Hell is Empty

Conrad Williams provides a fitting finale to his Joel Sorrell trilogy. The London-based PI finally gets the chance to match wits with his wife’s murderer…

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Murderabilia

A tale that begins with a neat pile of clothes at the side of a busy Glasgow railway track doesn’t sound all that promising, does…

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The Borrowed

Chan Ho-Kei’s The Borrowed is a backward-facing epic, looking over sixty years of the modern history of Hong Kong. In six parts it tells the…

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The Watcher

The initial premise of this psychological thriller by Ross Armstrong is a post-modern twist on Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Lily Gullick is a bird…

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The Collection

Lance Charnes has produced a crime thriller that’s fun and funny. Ex-con Matt Friedrich has to figure out who’s using stolen art works in a giant…

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Watching Edie

If you missed Camilla Way’s psychological thriller in the summer, you better grab a copy as soon as possible. This book is unputdownable, with a…

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The Silent Dead

Tetsuya Honda will get you hooked on Japanese crime fiction. The Silent Dead centres on the case of a mutilated body found in a suburban…

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The Dead House

Each of Harry Bingham’s Fiona Griffiths novels has received five stars here on Crime Fiction Lover, and we reckon they better start giving the Cardiff-based…

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Climate of Fear

Alongside Pierre Lemaitre, we reckon Fred Vargas represents the best of contemporary French crime fiction and the author is fully on form with A Climate…

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The Voices Beyond

Johan Theorin is a master storyteller, and this fourth book in the Oland trilogy – each of which is based on a season – rounds…

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Sonata of the Dead

The second novel by Conrad Williams to feature private detective Joel Sorrell, Sonata of the Dead sees our man investigating the murder of his daughter’s boyfriend.…

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