Shame on You

Written by Amy Heydenrych — Social media. We can’t live without it these days, no matter how much we’d like to. Love it or hate…

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Rough Justice: Top five books of 2017

2017 has been another great year for crime fiction. Domestic noir has taken something of a back seat at last, and while no particular sub-genre…

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Force of Nature

Written by Jane Harper — Her debut novel, The Dry, has astounded readers around the world, winning both the CWA Gold Dagger and the Ned…

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The best crime shows of 2017

The approach to making crime shows changed after programmes like The Killing and Wallander became smash hits in Scandinavia a decade ago. Plotlines are usually…

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The Silent Children

Written by Carol Wyer — Michael Connelly has published two novels this year, a new Bosch and the launch of a completely new series, but…

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The Accident on the A35

Written by Graeme Macrae Burnet — One November evening Bertrand Barthelme’s Mercedes leaves the road and hits a tree. Barthelme is quite dead, his face ruined…

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Murder on Christmas Eve

Edited by Cecily Gayford — Following Murder Under the Christmas Tree last year, this is the second collection of mysteries for the festive season produced…

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Places in the Darkness

Written by Chris Brookmyre — In this sci-fi crime in space thriller, Chris Brookmyre leaves the earthly delights of Scotland for the mean streets of…

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NagaiSayonara: Top five books of 2017

Without getting too political, it’s no surprise that the issues of racism and terror featured highly in crime fiction this year. On the other hand,…

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Quarry’s War issue 1

Written by Max Allan Collins, drawn by Szymon Kudranski — In the middle of 2016, throwback pulp crime publisher Hard Case Crime announced it was getting…

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Easy Errors

Written by Steven F Havill — This is book 22 in Steven F Havill’s Posadas County (New Mexico) mystery series and is a prequel to…

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Such a shame

On the Radar — This week our column bringing you new crime fiction novels is headed by a fast-moving psychological thriller from South Africa. Shame…

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