A Book of Bones

Written by John Connolly – For his 17th novel in the Charlie Parker series, Connolly has chosen to take his eponymous detective out of his…

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The Turner Prize for crime

On the Radar — Contemporary art will cost you an arm and a leg these days… well, an arm at least. This is one of…

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Paid in Spades

Written by Richard Helms — In this fast-paced crime thriller, award-winning author Richard Helms guides you to the darker corners of New Orleans where the…

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Call Me Star Girl

Written by Louise Beech — We last reviewed Louise Beech with her standalone Maria in the Moon. She’s an author with a unique voice, whose…

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Holidays from hell

On the Radar — Are you ready for Easter? Be on your guard because bad things can happen during the holidays and in Chris Brookmyre’s…

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First look: Knife by Jo Nesbo

Here it is, the front cover of Knife, the 12th Harry Hole thriller by Norwegian crime fiction author Jo Nesbo. To catch up on the…

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The Neighbour

Written by Fiona Cummins — Anyone remember Brookside? It was a Channel 4 soap opera, set in Liverpool, which was very popular during the 1980s,…

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Envy

Written by Amanda Robson — Domestic noir gets another fraught outing in Amanda Robson’s new tale of destructive obsession set in London. Upwardly mobile young…

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55

Written by James Delargy — Books with numbers as a title do well on this site – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough and Steve Cavanagh’s…

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A Book of Bones, and more

On the Radar — It’s a strong week for new releases and our books news column brings you the latest from Louise Beech and Alafair…

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Kin

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — So, what sort of crime fiction do you like? Nordic noir? Domestic noir? Historical? One of the good things about…

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The Courier

Written by Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett — Lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction will know Kjell Ola Dahl’s police procedurals, which are set…

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That old black magic

On the Radar — Today we’re in the thrall of Christopher Fowler once again as Bryant and May return for a murder case that’s caught…

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