Six of the best German crime authors

Just like the German football team, the country’s crime authors seem to be masters of surprises and exciting twists. Although we have reviewed several of…

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The Killing Habit

Written by Mark Billingham — DI Tom Thorne is back, teaming up with DI Nicola Tanner to catch a killer whose victims are all on…

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Beg for Mercy

Written by Keith Nixon — Followers of Keith Nixon’s Solomon Gray series have had something of a love/hate relationship with the Kent copper. But we’re…

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Baby Blue

Written by Pol Koutsakis, translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife — Polluted, seedy, austerity-era Athens is the perfect backdrop for a crime novel infused with a real noir…

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The Dark Maidens

Written by Rikako Akiyoshi, translated by Kristi Fernandez, art by Booota — Every now and then you find yourself reading a book you’d never normally…

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Savage Liberty

Written by Eliot Pattison — Revisionist historical fiction can sometimes feel like it’s trying too hard to reinterpret the past via the lens of modern sensibilities. On…

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Thirteen

Written by Steve Cavanagh — The courtroom drama market seems to have been cornered for many years by John Grisham, with a little Michael Connelly…

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The Chosen Ones

Written by Howard Linskey — A few weeks ago, Carol Wyer’s serial killer mystery The Chosen Ones came out, and now it’s Northeast author Howard Linskey’s…

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The Old Religion

Written by Martyn Waites — A rural community, cut off, left behind and no longer benefiting from the nation’s wider prosperity. A place with its…

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How it Happened

Written by Michael Koryta — It was Rob Barrett’s academic research into criminal interrogation which led him to join the FBI, and it was his reputation…

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Animal Instinct: Human Zoo

Written by Simon Booker — Animal Instinct is an Audible Original, narrated by Imogen Church with a strong cast portraying the characters. Former police detective Joe…

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New prize for BAME crime authors

Though writers like Lionel Shriver might not like it, Penguin Random House has made a commitment to reflecting Britain’s ethnic diversity in the writers it…

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Smoke and Ashes

Written by Abir Mukherjee — There has been a burning fire of anticipation for the third adventure of Captain Sam Wyndham in colonial Calcutta where the…

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