The Wages of Sin

Written by Kaite Welsh — The heroines of crime novels come in all shapes and sizes. Police officers, private detectives, doughty mothers and spirited teens,…

Hard Labour

Written by Bill Bateman — Medical crime fiction is not the most mined of the sub-genres we cover, which is strange because doctors hold life…

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…

The Empty Quarter

Written by David L Robbins — What an exciting adventure combining military and medical thriller elements! It takes place in the Rub’ al-Khali, which translates…

Embryo 5: Silver Girl

Written by JA Schneider — Maybe the title of this book seems a little off-putting. Somehow, in my mind’s eye, it conjured up a mutant alien life…

Alphabet House

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Steve Schein – Published for the first time in English, Alphabet House was Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen’s first book…

Rubbernecker

Written by Belinda Bauer — Having won the CWA Gold Dagger for her audacious 2010 debut Blacklands, about a 12-year-old boy who corresponds with a…

The Devil’s Sanctuary

Written by Marie Hermanson, translated by Neil Smith — It’s a title that might have graced one of Dennis Wheatley’s satanic potboilers – but don’t let…

Embryo

Written by JA Schneider — Michael Crichton, Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen, make way for a new kid on the block in the field of…