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…

Sorry for the Dead

Written by Nicola Upson — Those who enjoy Nicola Upson’s series featuring unconventional crime writer Josephine Tey, cast as a detective, will be used to the…

Ungentlemanly Warfare

When the assassination of the scientist behind Hitler’s miracle jet fighter is ordered, there is only one man who can do the job – burned…

Indian Summer

Written by Sara Sheridan — In the scheme of things across the genre, the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries fall into the cosy crime category. But like…

Nemesis

If you’ve read the previous two adventures by Rory Clements featuring Cambridge professor Tom Wilde, you will know that he has little time to bury himself in…

Day of the Accident

Written by Nuala Ellwood — You may have been looking forward to picking up this second book by Nuala Ellwood, following her debut thriller, My Sister’s Bones.…

Village of the Lost Girls

Written by Agustin Martínez, translated by Frank Wynne — This missing persons thriller, with its twists racing through the hairpin bends of the Pyrenees, is a…

Nemesis

Written by Rory Clements — If you’ve read the previous two adventures featuring Cambridge professor Tom Wilde you will know that he has little time to…

The Lost Man

This gives Jane Harper’s debut The Dry a run for its money in my book­ as the location returns to the Australian Outback after a trip to the…

The Lost Man

Written by Jane Harper ­– It was only last year that Val McDermid highlighted Jane Harper’s debut The Dry during her New Blood session at…

Interview: MB Vincent

Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death is a comedy crime caper set in the West Country’s goriest market town where crucifixions are executed near…