Blood Torment

Written by TF Muir — Back in 2014 I reviewed The Meating Room by the same author and it took months to scour some of…

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Shank: Tool’s Law I

Written by Roy Harper — David Roney has done bad things and he is paying for his transgressions. He is locked up in the Mississippi…

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The Hanging Club

Written by Tony Parsons — Our main character here, DC Max Wolfe, has appeared in The Murder Bag and The Slaughterman. He’s based at West End Central police station, which sits…

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The Second Life of Nick Mason

Written by Steve Hamilton — Shall we start with the first life of Nick Mason? He was born in Canaryville, an Irish suburb of Chicago. He grew…

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The Birdwatcher

Written by William Shaw — The first lines of this contemporary police procedural set up the defining characteristics of the protagonist: “There were two reasons why…

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Behind Dead Eyes

Written by Howard Linskey — Tom Carney, true crime author, keeps receiving letters imploring him for help. These are no ordinary pleas, the writer no…

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Psycho: Sanitarium

Written by Chet Williamson —Robert Bloch (1917-1994) left a considerable body of work in the fields of crime, horror, and science fiction, but is best…

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The Plea

Written by Steve Cavanagh — Eddie Flynn is a con man, or he used to be. These days he operates on the right side of the…

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The Vinyl Detective

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective isn’t actually a real detective. He’s just a young, single Londoner whose name is never revealed. A jazz…

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The Scrivener

Written by Robin Blake — Having worked as a teacher for many years, Robin Blake became a full-time writer in 1986, publishing works of fiction and…

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Long Time Lost

Written by Chris Ewan — You’re a long time dead. So the saying goes. And if you happen to cross one of North West England’s…

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The Unfortunate Englishman

Written by John Lawton — John Lawton is not the most prolific author, so when a new book comes along it is something of an event.…

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A Tapping at My Door audiobook

Written by David Jackson, narrated by Jonathan Keeble — The early chapters of this police procedural are tremendously intriguing. A woman copper in Liverpool is…

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All Things Cease to Appear

Written by Elizabeth Brundage — While All Things Cease to Appear does have a suspicious death and violence in it, this book is far, far…

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Death Do Us Part

Written by Steven Dunne — Detective Inspector Damen Brook of Derby CID is back, with a new case and a new set of troubles. An old couple…

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