New Talent November 2014 – a recap

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NTN 2014 logo courier 100Yes, it’s been a few days since the curtains fell on November and we slipped into the chilling darkness of December. Yet like a bone-white, cadaverous hand bursting from the frosty earth to grip at life after a premature interment, we must rise again and look back on New Talent November 2014.

It was a month full of warmth and thrills as we covered a whole range of new talent in the crime fiction genre – including debut authors, self-published authors, and the indie presses that continually find hot new writers to keep the genre fresh and innovative.

First of all, we need to send our thanks to the five independent publishing companies that sponsored New Talent November 2014. May the hands of their scribes never grow bone-white, nor cadaverous for that matter. Please honour them by clicking through to the articles we wrote outlining their work:

280 Steps
ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd
Blasted Heath
Britain’s Next Bestseller
Caffeine Nights

And here’s a listing of all the features and reviews we ran, in case you missed any of them:

maybeishouldjustshootyouintheface200The top 10 crime debuts of 2014 here
Ed Kurtz – we interviewed this indie noir author
Ten to Taste 2014 – 10 new books by self-published authors to try
The Murder of Patience Brook by JC Briggs reviewed
Angel of the Abyss by Ed Kurtz reviewed
The Axeman’s Jazz by award-winning Ray Celestin reviewed
Until the Debt is Paid by German author Alexander Hartung reviewed
Boston debut crime author William Giraldi interviewed
Hellbound: The Tallyman by debut author David McCaffrey reviewed
Self-published Scottish author Janet O’Kane interviewed
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens reviewed
The Last Projector by David James Keaton reviewed
Five new authors spotted at Iceland Noir
Best new title award goes to Maybe I Should Just Shoot You in the Face – a pulp anthology
Mrs Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger reviewed
Meet the Italian mob in The Few by Nadia Delbuono, reviewed
Wartime crime in The Man from Berlin by Luke McCallin, reviewed
Blood in the Tiber by Annelise Freisenbruch reviewed
Interview with British pulp author Nigel Bird
The Forgotten Addiction by Michael Lion had the best cover of the month
The Cost of Doing Business by Jonathan Ashley reviewed
Forty Days without Shadow by Olivier Truc reviewed
An interview with Scots author Simon Sylvester
Murder on the Second Tee by Ian Simpson reviewed
The Waiting Game by Sheila Bugler reviewed
Keith Nixon’s Russian Roulette reviewed
The Black Hour by Lori Raider-Day reviewed
The Devil in the Marshalsea reviewed
Debut author Phil Lecomber interviewed
Toxic by Jackie McLean reviewed
Riven by debut author AJ McCreanor reviewed
Disorder by Paddy Magrane reviewed

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