The Truth Itself

Written by Roger Smith writing as James Rayburn — The South African crime novelist Roger Smith has written under a pseudonym before. In 2012 he wrote…

Agents of the State

Written by Mike Nicol — The Rainbow Nation is developing a well- deserved reputation for excellent crime fiction. Perhaps it’s not surprising since its unfortunate history provides…

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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Burning Bright

Written by Nick Petrie — Nick Petrie’s debut, The Drifter, was our favourite first novel of 2016. So, 2017 starts with a bang for the…

Ghosts of Havana

Written by Todd Moss — The long tail of the failed American invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs swings around to sting a married…

Dark Heart, Heavy Soul

Written by Keith Nixon — Yes, the author is a contributor here on Crime Fiction Lover, but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean he gets an easy…

A Hero in France

Written by Alan Furst — Paris in spring conjures up images of joie de vivre, recalling Sinatra singing about chestnuts in blossom and holiday tables under the…

Cold

Written by John Sweeney — It’s an ordinary winter’s night in London and Joe Tiplady is out for a walk with his dog, Reilly. He soon…

The German Messenger

Written by David Malcolm — England, December 1916. The most destructive battle in world history has finally ended at the Somme and Europe is in the…

Real Tigers

Mick Herron has carved out something of a niche with his accounts of the more disfunctional side of the espionage industry. London’s Slough House may…

The Travelers

Written by Chris Pavone — In an expertly assembled first few chapters, Chris Pavone sets the scene nicely. The Travelers of the title is a magazine,…