Love Like Blood

Written by Mark Billingham — It must be easy for a series author to fall into a pattern, giving us murder by numbers and keeping an established…

Western Fringes

Written by Amer Anwar — The CWA Debut Dagger award has been encouraging new writers to enter the genre for 15 years now. The submissions are…

You Don’t Know Me

Written by Imran Mahmood — Debut author Imran Mahmood is a criminal defence barrister, which ties in neatly with this book’s USP. Mahmood has fashioned a…

The Run-Out Groove

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective, whose name remains a secret, returns for a second escapade. Last year’s Written in Dead Wax was an…

Want You Gone

Written by Chris Brookmyre – This is the eighth book featuring Jack Parlabane but he shares top billing in this one. Sam Morpeth is a…

Exposure

Written by Aga Lesiewicz — Vast in size, with a huge population and grubby streets side-by-side with Georgian mansions, London is an ideal venue for all…

The Keeper

Written by Alastair Gunn — DCI Antonia Hawkins is thrown into her next case when the body of a man is found by some metal detectorists.…

Rattle

A new name in crime fiction, and Fiona Cummings’ debut is a gut-churning thrill of a ride. Meet the Bone Collector, an odious specimen who…

Wild Chamber

Christopher Folwer’s Bryant and May series reaches its 12th novel, but seems as fresh as ever. The powers that be want to close down the…

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…