Rupture

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Iceland’s modern answer to Agatha Christie is back in fine fettle, with a tale of two mysteries set in the northernmost…

The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

Candles and Roses

Written by Alex Walters — Are you ready for a trip to the Highlands? Because bodies have started appearing on the Black Isle and it…

Rather Be the Devil

Written by Ian Rankin — John Rebus might have retired from the police in 2007, but he just couldn’t stay away from the action. Since his…

Out of Bounds

Written by Val McDermid — Chain-reading crime fiction is a seriously satisfying hobby, but not the most sociable if we’re honest. It’s all very well…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

Last Light

CJ Lyons immerses us in small town Texas in this cold case thriller. Ex-FBI agent Lucy Guardino is head hunted by a consulting agency that tries…

The Bitter Season

Written by Tami Hoag — The Bitter Season is Hoag’s latest crime thriller featuring the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based team of police detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki…

Where Roses Never Die

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — It’s been three years since Bergen PI Varg Veum tragically lost his girlfriend in We Shall Inherit…

Last Light

Written by CJ Lyons — Some of my favourite novels are set in small town America. Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher tale, Make Me, has…

The Vanished

Written by Soren and Lotte Hammer, translated by Martin Aitken — Scandinavian crime fiction has given us some amazing strong, anti-social women as lead characters. Think of…

Dark As My Heart

Antti Tuomainen’s second crime novel to be translated into English has got to be on your reading pile if you love Scandinavian crime fiction. Take a liberal…

Forty Thieves

Written by Thomas Perry — Thomas Perry is an American thriller writer famous for his 1982 debut, The Butcher’s Boy, which we wrote about here in our…