Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2019

I want my crime fiction to take me to different places, often darker ones, that I don’t recognise. So, there’s no domestic noir here but…

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The Blossom Twins

Written by Carol Wyer — What appeals to you about a crime fiction series? For me, it’s witnessing the gradual development of the characters featured…

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England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters…

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Net Force: Dark Web

Written by Jerome Preisler — Jerome Preisler’s new techno-thriller carries on a series created by the late Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Does it maintain…

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The Bells of Hell

Written by Michael Kurland — If you fondly remember Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man as a refreshingly witty corrective for 21st century…

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Interview: Leigh Russell

It’s 10 years since DI Geraldine Steel first appeared in print, and to date her creator Leigh Russell has sold more than a million copies…

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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous

Written by Manu Joseph — In Mumbai, the collapse of an apartment building traps a lone survivor, a man filled with regrets, in Manu Joseph’s…

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Kill the election blues

On the Radar — So, 12 December is election day in the UK and everyone who’s not heatedly arguing about politics is heatedly telling everybody…

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Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide

Written by Barry Forshaw — Over an expansive 400-plus pages Barry Forshaw overwhelms and impresses with his detailed research and knowledge of the crime fiction…

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From Greenland to Golgotha

On the Radar — Every week you can find the latest crime fiction releases right here in our On the Radar column. This week we’ll…

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Man at the Window

Written by Robert Jeffreys — In recent years, crime fiction set in Australia has been a huge hit with readers worldwide – think The Dry…

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Nothing Important Happened Today

Written by Will Carver — He disappeared for a few years but Will Carver returned in style in 2018 with Good Samaritans. Detective Inspector Pace…

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The Budapest Escape

Written by Bill Rapp — Former diplomat and US Government analyst Bill Rapp has brought his wealth of experience and research skills to bear in…

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