CIS: Tomato Red revisited

Written by Daniel Woodrell — Daniel Woodrell is a Missouri-born American novelist and short story writer who has recently moved on from the crime and noir…

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Maria in the Moon

Written by Louise Beech — In the breakneck world of thrill-a-minute crime fiction, it does a reader good to take a little breather now and…

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CIS: My classics by Attica Locke

The leading American crime author Attica Locke is known for writing emotive and intelligent thrillers. Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season received rave reviews…

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The Cossack

Written by KJ Lawrence — Though this debut espionage thriller kicks off with a murder in winter 2014, it’s not the usual intercontinental bloodbath. In fact,…

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CIS: James Runcie interviewed

The Grantchester novels by James Runcie are moral fables with a nod to the tradition of classic crime, mixing together mystery, comedy and social history.…

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The final fire

On the Radar — It’s a poignant time for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction as, two years to the day after Henning Mankell’s death, his…

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CIS: Cavan Scott interviewed

He’s one of the hardest working writers we’ve come across, sometimes smashing 10,000 words a day. Based in Bristol, for many years Cavan Scott was…

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Wychwood

Written by George Mann — Wychwood is the first in a new series of mysteries by an author who in the past has created a number…

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The Frozen Woman

Written by Jon Michelet, translated by Don Bartlett — Not as well known as Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum or Jorn Lier Horst, Jon Michelet is a…

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CIS: My classics by Joe Hefferon

Joe Hefferon is a New Jersey writer turning what he knows about real detective work after serving 25 years on the force into noir-inspired crime…

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The race is on

On the Radar — Troubling as it may be, race is high up on the political agenda at the moment. Crime authors, being perceptive and…

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The Scarred Woman

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Rigmor Zimmermann is dead. Bludgeoned. Her body has been found in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen…

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