Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune

Written by Kate Griffin — Following Kate Griffin’s debut Victorian crime thriller, Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, we once again find ourselves transported back to the 1880s to the gaslit alleyways of Limehouse. Kitty has now inherited…

The Dead Assassin

Written by Vaughn Entwistle — It may be 15 months since Titan Books published The Revenant of Thraxton Hall, the first of the paranormal casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but in Vaughn Enwistle’s Victorian literary…

Two Bronze Pennies

Written by Chris Nickson — We first met Inspector Tom Harper in Gods of Gold. Now he returns, newly married, but still trying to keep the peace in a wintry and grimy Leeds, the industrial…

The Children of Silence

Written by Linda Stratmann –– There seems to be a great appetite for crime fiction set in Victorian times at the moment, and we’ve recently reviewed The Strings of Murder, The Infidel Stain and, of…

Interview: Oscar de Muriel

A few weeks ago we showed you the cover of a debut novel called The Strings of Murder here on Crime Fiction Lover. But on top of the interesting cover design, the book’s got quite…

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First look: The Strings of Murder

Penguin’s designers have done it again. This copy of The Strings of Murder buy Oscar de Muriel landed on our doorstep today and you can’t help but love its elegant, modern take on late Victorian…

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A Thief in the Night

Written by Stephen Wade — Or to give it its full title, A Thief in the Night And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society. By day, Stephen Wade, is a part-time lecturer in creative writing…

NTN: The Murder of Patience Brooke

Written by JC Briggs — Jean Briggs first came up with the idea for her Dickens and Jones series back in 2012, during the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles…

Gods of Gold

Written by Chris Nickson — In the Yorkshire city of Leeds, there is a massive gulf between the rich and the poor. It is 1890, and the rich industrialists are getting richer beyond their wildest…

Who Thinks Evil

Written by Michael Kurland — Kurland’s Professor Moriarty series began in 1979 with The Infernal Device. It was an Edgar Award finalist and was also nominated for an American Book Award. Death by Gaslight, The…

Mr Bazalgette’s Agent

Written by Leonard Merrick — The British Library’s dedication to publishing new editions of lost and forgotten crime fiction is an affirmation of the genre’s importance to the UK’s literary heritage. Mr Bazalgette’s Agent, originally…

WIN The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith

On 25 February Allison & Busby is releasing the UK printing of The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith. And we’ve got five signed copies up for grabs. Set back in 1858, when forensic science was…

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CIS: The House of Silk

Written by Anthony Horowitz – Taking up where that crime fiction genius Arthur Conan Doyle left off, Anthony Horowitz sets his Holmes novel, out now as a paperaback, one year after the great detective is…

Derby Day

Written by DJ Taylor — David Taylor is the Norwich-based author of several award-winning autobographies, as well as two quirky and highly original crime novels featuring a down-at-heel chancer called James Ross. At The Chime…

Interview: DE Meredith

When DE Meredith wrote her first novel, Devoured, she offered it to various UK publishers. Set in Victorian London, it introduced us to the earliest CSIs in the form of her sleuths Hatton and Roumande.…

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Crime Fiction Lover: We’re one year old!

Well, folks, today marks our one year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that Crime Fiction Lover has been going that long! But we have and now we find ourselves blowing out a solitary candle atop…

Tom-All-Alone’s

Written by Lynn Shepherd — It seems rather apt that in the year we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens that crime author Lynn Shepherd has chosen one of his books as…