Crime in the other Palm Beach

On the Radar — Last week the selection of new books we offered up in On the Radar featured some standards of the crime fiction…

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Dead of Night

Written by Michael Stanley — The South African crime writing duo Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip have taken a break from their Detective Kubu series, set…

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Little Liar

Written by Lisa Ballantyne — Here’s an author who has already made waves with her work. Lisa Ballantyne’s debut The Guilty One was nominated for…

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The Forger

Written by Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar — Frank Stave begins this novel as a chief inspector in Hamburg’s Homicide division. But having been shot…

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Broken Ground

Written by Val McDermid — There’s a reason readers around the world look forward to a new book by the ‘queen of crime’ and Val…

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Tapping the Source

Written by Kem Nunn — In the 1960s, it seemed that running away from home in a deadbeat town or suburb to live communally with…

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The Language of Secrets

Written by Ausma Zehanat Khan — Now out in paperback is Ausma Zehanat Khan’s second Toronto-based thriller featuring Esa Khattak,  head of the Community Policing…

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Boise Longpig Hunting Club

Written by Nick Kolakowski — Idaho bounty hunter Jake Halligan’s relationship with the Boise police force is difficult enough without any extra complications. The police take…

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A body in the Highlands

On the Radar — Crime fiction is great. It can take you to just about any setting. So if you want to relish the Scottish…

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Sins of the Dead

Written by Lin Anderson — Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is on her 13th case and she’s seen her fair share of death threats. In this, the…

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A Willing Executioner

Written by Connell Nisbet — A Nordic-inspired police procedural set in remote Australia; a debut written by an established magazine writer; an ambitious and unsettling work…

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Return to Hiroshima

Written by Bob Van Laerhoven, translated by Brian Doyle — Belgian TV crime series have made a huge leap forward in recent years, with Salamander and…

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No Place Like Home

Written by Rebecca Muddiman — Some people are born lucky, others drag their bad fortune behind them like Jacob Marley’s chains. Polly Cooke definitely falls into…

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Kiss of Death

Written by Paul Finch — UK crime fiction stalwart Paul Finch has made an enviable career for himself, no doubt helped by his experiences as a…

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Something in the Water

Written by Catherine Steadman — She’s best known as Mabel Lane Fox in the Downton Abbey TV series, but Catherine Steadman’s debut novel couldn’t be…

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