Wild Chamber

Written by Christopher Fowler — Last year Christopher Fowler won the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library award which recognises a significant body of work, as…

Dark Asylum

Written by ES Thomson — Angel Meadow Asylum is a grim place even by the standards of 1851 London. Jem Flockhart is on the scene when…

Let the Dead Speak

Written by Jane Casey — Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan last made an appearance on this site more than two years ago, in a two-star review of The…

Ragdoll

Written by Daniel Cole — Rag dolls are harmless toys, right? Something for your kid to cuddle up with in bed or to chuck out…

All Kinds of Dead

Written by James Craig — The first Inspector Carlyle novel came out in 2011 and already the ninth in the series has arrived. At the same…

The Intrusions

Written by Stav Sherez — Madison Carter is in hysterics in the Bayswater police station as she reports the abduction of her friend Anna Becker. Initially, DS Geneva Miller…

Rattle

Written by Fiona Cummins — When a debut author is an award-winning former showbiz journalist on a national newspaper, you might expect them to write…

Behind Her Eyes

Written by Sarah Pinborough — When a review book arrives with a snazzy silk eye mask, you can infer you’re in for some sleepless nights…

The Girl Before

Written by JP Delaney — The classic novel 1984 was published 68 years ago and I wonder what George Orwell would make of today’s society, with CCTV,…

Hell is Empty

Conrad Williams provides a fitting finale to his Joel Sorrell trilogy. The London-based PI finally gets the chance to match wits with his wife’s murderer…

The Watcher

The initial premise of this psychological thriller by Ross Armstrong is a post-modern twist on Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Lily Gullick is a bird…

The Watcher

Written by Ross Armstrong — Hitchcock looms large over this debut novel. A striking cover evokes The Birds and the initial premise is a post-modern twist…