From the latest Scandinavian serial killer to Golden Age detective stories, we love our crime novels!
Last night New York City played host to the 67th annual Edgar Awards, hosted by the Mystery Writers of America, but it was Boston boy Dennis Lehane who grabbed the Best Novel prize for Live by Night. The second novel in his series exploring crime, family and the American experience, Live by Night focuses on[...]
Our contributor MyBookishWays wrote: “Perhaps one of my favourites not only of 2012, but period, is The Last Policeman. What would you do if a life-destroying asteroid was going to hit in six months? Would you quit your job? Go on an extended vacation? Succumb to your base desires and live it up? Detective Hank[...]
Ahhhh, top five lists. These are always rather tough for me, because I read a lot, and 2012 has been a wonderful year for crime, mystery, and suspense. The year has seen new releases from debut crime authors such as Andy Siegel with his humour-infused legal thriller Suzy’s Case, Mark Pryor’s international mystery The Bookseller,[...]
As far as fictional detectives go there are so many to choose from. The iconic Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Morse and Commissaire Maigret have kept crime at bay in Europe. But what about America’s fictional villains? Who tracks them down? Tonight we’re going to bring you five of the very best US detective characters,[...]
On the radar – This week’s radar has more kick to it than a double espresso, with a triple hit of police procedural topped off with a shot of edge-of-the-seat suspense. We start on the mean streets of Copenhagen and a suspicious drowning, before heading to the English seaside town of Brighton for a case[...]