A Game of Ghosts

Written by John Connolly – Charlie Parker is back. He is hired by the FBI’s Special Agent-in-Charge Edgar Ross to find the private investigator Jaycob…

The River at Night

Written by Erica Ferencik — The buzz for this thriller started last year, when an advance proof arrived in a waterproof pouch with a little torch,…

NTN: Bitter Water Blues

Written by Patrick Shawn Bagley — Brooklyn, 2005, is where things begin in Patrick Shawn Bagley’s debut, published by indie outfit 280 Steps. Joey Connolly is…

Cold Blood, Hot Sea

Written by Charlene D’Avanzo — This amateur sleuth story, billed as ‘A Mara Tusconi Mystery’ introduces Mara, age 31, whose work at the Maine Oceanographic Institute…

A Time of Torment

Written by John Connolly — John Connolly’s distinctive blend of human villainy and supernatural forces have won him a huge army of admirers since he…

The Kind Worth Killing

Written by Peter Swanson — This book begins with a scenario eerily reminiscent of the classic Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train (written by the excellent Patricia…

Massacre Pond

Written by Paul Doiron — It should be autumn in the dense wilderness of the Maine backwoods, but it is unseasonably hot. People are still…

The Wolf in Winter

Written by John Connolly — The village of Prosperous, Maine, is aptly named. Everyone is comfortably well-off. Folk in Prosperous look after one another, but…

Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book…

Trespasser

Written by Paul Doiron — When winter slowly turns into spring in Maine, they call it Mud Season. It is both a curse and a…

Generation Loss

Set on a wintry island off the coast of Maine, this book introduces us to a physically and mentally scarred bisexual photographer, Cassandra Neary, who…

Interview: Elizabeth Hand

A lapsed Catholic whose father was a New York State judge for 40 years, and whose mother read crime voraciously, Elizabeth Hand had her first…

Generation Loss

Written by Elizabeth Hand — First published in 2008 in the United States, Generation Loss is appearing for the first time in the UK thanks…

NTN: KN Shields interviewed

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and would love to see that type of late Victorian mystery played out in a different setting with…

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