Triggerman

Written by Walter Hill and Matz, artwork by Jef – American film director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48Hrs) and French writer Matz met when Hill…

A Dangerous Crossing

Written by Rachel Rhys — Late July 1939. A young woman named Lillian Shepard boards the Orontes, docked at Tilbury in Essex and set to sail…

Rogues’ Holiday

Written by Margery Allingham writing as Maxwell March — The Golden Age author Margery Allingham is often lauded as a worthy contemporary of the beloved Agatha Christie…

Corpus

Written by Rory Clements — It is 1936 Berlin and Nancy Hereward is a privileged young woman with left wing ideals who is dodging Nazis to…

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Crime at Christmas

Written by CHB Kitchin — British crime fiction from the so-called Golden Age grows in popularity. Sometimes modern writers produce pastiche versions, and sometimes publishers…

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders

Written by Soji Shimada, translated by Ross and Shika Mackenzie — Author Soji Shimada, whose groundbreaking 1981 novel has recently been translated afresh by Pushkin Press, is…

Naked Shall I Return

Christopher Bartley introduced his craggy anti-hero Ross Duncan in Every Secret Thing, and now the chain smoking tough guy returns. He leads us on a…

Naked Shall I Return

Written by Christopher Bartley — The Bible, like Shakespeare, is always a good source of book titles. Here we have that glum fellow Job to thank.…

Golden Age of Murder

Are we recommending a non-fiction book. Well certainly, when it is an erudite and loving account of a genre for which pretty well all crime fiction lovers…

London Rain

Written by Nicola Upson — If you like your detective fiction with a pin-sharp historical setting, then Nicola Upson is the author for you. Her series of novels…

A Shadowed Livery

Written by Charlie Garratt — Autumn, 1938. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who is the MP for Edgebaston in Birmingham, has just returned from Munich clutching a piece…

The Golden Age of Murder

Written by Martin Edwards – Britain’s Golden Age of detective fiction produced some of the greatest and most enduring crime writers, including Agatha Christie, Margery…

Every Secret Thing

Written by Christopher Bartley — Ross Duncan is not a good man. His CV is full of death and destruction. Banks robbed, lives cut short,…

Berlin Burning

Written by Damien Seaman — At the end of last year, Blasted Heath published Seaman’s debut novel, The Killing of Emma Gross, which introduced his…