Hunting the Hangman

Written by Howard Linskey — Anyone who’s been reading lots of British crime fiction in recent years will have come across the work of Howard Linskey.…

The Search

Written by Howard Linskey — It’s the hot English summer of 1976 and six ten-year-old school friends pay in the fields around the North East village…

Lost and found?

On the Radar — You’ve come to the right place if you’re searching for a new crime book to read. This week, our new releases…

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Behind Dead Eyes

Written by Howard Linskey — Tom Carney, true crime author, keeps receiving letters imploring him for help. These are no ordinary pleas, the writer no…

Lady with death on her mind

On the Radar — Peter James – the UK’s best crime author according to readers of the WH Smith books blog – leads us off…

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No Name Lane

Written by Howard Linskey — “Suffer the little children to come unto me,” is the New Testament phrase that drives the serial killer in this…

But… aren’t you dead?

On the Radar — We’ll start this week with a book with lots of weird goings-on as Helen Goltz brings us a case of dead…

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On the Inca Trail to murder

On the radar — This week’s book report includes a new psychological thriller from International Latino Book Award Winner, Cecilia Velastegui, and the latest release from…

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Interview: Howard Linskey

Howard Linskey is the author of two crime fiction books, with his debut novel The Drop named in the top five books of 2011 by The…

The Damage

Written by Howard Linskey — The sequel to the highly successful debut novel The Drop, The Damage brings David Blake back to Newcastle upon Tyne…

Scene of the crime writing

As a reader, I’ve always been really interested in the ‘behind the scenes’ side of writing. I always wondered where the words which came to…

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The Drop

Written by Howard Linskey — David Blake is a classic good-guy gangster. Like Tony Soprano, he’s in a comfortable position that involves little obvious law…