The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason has started a new series of crime novels set during World War II, and they’re worth tuning in for, as The Shadow District…

Hunting the Hangman

Written by Howard Linskey — Anyone who’s been reading lots of British crime fiction in recent years will have come across the work of Howard Linskey.…

The Shadow District

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — In his recent interview with us, the author confirms that his iconic Nordic noir creation, Detective Erlendur, remains…

Prussian Blue

Written by Philip Kerr – If you’ve tried your hand at art, you might know that Prussian Blue is a dark pigment used in paints. You…

A Dangerous Crossing

Written by Rachel Rhys — Late July 1939. A young woman named Lillian Shepard boards the Orontes, docked at Tilbury in Essex and set to sail…

Target Churchill

Written by Warren Adler and James C Humes, narrated by Nick Howden-Steenstra — Warren Adler is perhaps best known for his screenplay for The War of…

A Hero in France

Written by Alan Furst — Paris in spring conjures up images of joie de vivre, recalling Sinatra singing about chestnuts in blossom and holiday tables under the…

The Age of Treachery

Gavin Scott’s historical crime thriller takes us back to post-WWII Britain where former operative Duncan Forrester is enjoying his new life reading ancient history at…

Death Zones

Written by Simon Pasternak, translated by Martin Aitken — This bleak novel is set towards the end of World War II, as the Nazi offensive…

The Age of Treachery

Written by Gavin Scott — Historical settings are always popular in crime fiction, and one of the richest in terms of intrigue is the post-World War…

A Coin for the Hangman

Written by Ralph Spurrier — It’s a curious thing for an author to make himself a character in his own book, and proves slightly unnerving to start with.…

Writing a believable 1940s setting

During New Talent November, we reviewed Gwen Parrott’s wonderful debut novel Dead White. It’s an interesting book for several reasons. Firstly, it was originally written in…

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The Pale House

Luke McCallin does the next-to-impossible, and  makes a sympathetic and credible character out of a German military policeman in 1945 Sarajevo. Gregor Reinhardt is adrift…