Western Fringes

Written by Amer Anwar — The CWA Debut Dagger award has been encouraging new writers to enter the genre for 15 years now. The submissions are…

A Talent for Murder

Written by Andrew Wilson — It will soon be 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first crime novel, and her popularity remains undiminished around the…

Want You Gone

Written by Chris Brookmyre – This is the eighth book featuring Jack Parlabane but he shares top billing in this one. Sam Morpeth is a…

Stop Press Murder

Written by Peter Bartram — Back in October last year we reviewed Peter Bartram’s debut novel, Headline Murder. He’s also the author of 21 non-fiction…

Burn Cards

Written by Christopher Irvin – Burn cards are those dealt from the top of the deck and discarded – of no use to anyone. Casino towns…

Death Reveals All

Written by David Foster — It is London, late in 1940. A Royal Navy sailor, on the last night of his leave is having a…

A Thief in the Night

Written by Stephen Wade — Or to give it its full title, A Thief in the Night And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society. By…

NTN: The Few

Written by Nadia Dalbuono — This is the intriguing debut from an author who is originally from the UK but now lives in Italy, where…

Music for the Dead

Written by Luis Gutiérrez Maluenda, translated by Nick Caistor – It’s not often that a crime novel calls to mind the work of Boris Vian,…

Hustle

Hotel, motel, car seat – Donny and Big Rich don’t really mind as long as their tricks pay up and they can get their hands…

Hustle

Written by Tom Pitts — Donny and Big Rich are male prostitutes in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Their lives revolve around getting high. Heroin is…

Black Mail

Written by Bill Daly — The first in a new series, Black Mail is a debut crime novel from Bill Daly and it’s set in…

Black Skies

Written by Arnaldur Indridason — If you’ve read Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo or Henning Mankell and want to deepen your experience of the Nordic Noir…