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…

  • Published in Reviews

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…

The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

Written by Edogawa Rampo, translated by William Varteresian — Edogawa Rampo was the pen name of Taro Hirai, a Japanese author active from 1923 until his…

NTN: Phil Lecomber interviewed

“The dramatic finale is magnificently melodramatic, and ends the book – an excellent debut – in fine style.” That was our verdict when we recently…

  • Published in Features

Mask of the Verdoy

Written by Phil Lecomber — George Harley is a decorated veteran of World War I who worked for British intelligence post 1918. Now he is…