The Sixth Window

Written by Rachel Abbott — Authors today have a choice. They can go down the standard route, sending their manuscripts to traditional publishers who may or may…

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…

You Will Know Me

Written by Megan Abbott, narrated by Lauren Fortgang – Known for her hardboiled and noir stories, Megan Abbott’s latest novel – reviewed here as an…

Highbridge

Written by Phil Redmond — He’s a name synonymous with hard-hitting TV dramas like Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, but can Phil Redmond cut the mustard…

The Hanging Girl

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen is now one of the country’s top literary exports. The jacket of The Hanging…

I Let You Go

This excellent debut is not the work of a novice writer, but of an experienced and established journalist. A clever combination of police procedural and…

I Let You Go

Written by Clare Mackintosh — I Let You Go might be Clare Mackintosh‘s crime debut, but as a journalist she is an established writer. Her work has…

Woman of the Dead

Written by Bernhard Aichner, translated by Anthea Bell — Placing the reader in a moral dilemma by asking them to empathise with a transgressive protagonist…

Bite Harder

Written by Anonymous-9 — Dean Drayhart is in prison. He’s a self-confessed serial killer, but with a difference. His wife and child were mowed down in…

The Dead Beat

Written by Doug Johnstone — With a story that features suicide, clinical depression and the struggling newspaper industry in Edinburgh, The Dead Beat might sound…

The Catch

Written by Tom Bale — Coming in at a chunky 520-plus pages, The Catch is a bruiser of a paperback. And I’ll admit there were…

Morning Frost

Written by James Henry — This is the third in a series of prequels featuring a younger William ‘Jack’ Frost. The author of the original…

Season of Darkness

Written by Maureen Jennings — The author of Season of Darkness is a British ex-pat living in Canada, who is well known for writing the…

Hit Me

Written by Lawrence Block — Hit Me is the fifth collection featuring Block’s stamp collecting professional hit man, Keller, and the author has been talking…

Hard Bite

Written by Anonymous-9 — Dean Drayhart is a paraplegic. He’s also a killer. A hit-and-run driver took his family from him and left him crippled,…

Hour of the Wolf

Written by Håkan Nesser – Nesser is one of Sweden’s most popular crime writers, and his Inspector Van Veeteren novels have won a number of…