Interview: Chris Carter

Chris Carter studies psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan and then went on to interview many criminals, including serial killers, as a…

The Dare

Written by Carol Wyer — The crime writing whirlwind that is Carol Wyer is back with the third in her series featuring DI Natalie Ward,…

Hunting Evil

Written by Chris Carter– If you’re looking for cosy crime and untroubled sleep, best keep away from Chris Carter and his Robert Hunter series. Carter…

Redemption

Written by David Baldacci — He’s sold over 130 million books, yet to date David Baldacci has been off this reviewer’s radar. Time to change…

Death’s Dark Veil

Written by Patricia Dixon — Not all crime novels grab you by the throat immediately. Some are a slow burn, and that description certainly applies…

No Way Out

Written by Cara Hunter — Some police procedurals place the reader on the periphery, leaving us hanging about outside the flapping crime scene tape, not…

The Stone Circle

This is Elly Griffiths’ 11th Ruth Galloway novel and, neatly, it harks back to the first in the series, The Crossing Places, when DCI Harry…

Scrublands

Chris Hammer’s debut is set in a sleepy rural town in Western New South Wales. Riversend is a spot where nothing much ever happens until…

Freefall

You’ve just survived a plane crash. What next? For Ally it’s a case of packing up the essentials and making a run for it. But…

Call Me Star Girl

Written by Louise Beech — We last reviewed Louise Beech with her standalone Maria in the Moon. She’s an author with a unique voice, whose…

The Neighbour

Written by Fiona Cummins — Anyone remember Brookside? It was a Channel 4 soap opera, set in Liverpool, which was very popular during the 1980s,…

55

Written by James Delargy — Books with numbers as a title do well on this site – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough and Steve Cavanagh’s…

Runaway

Written by Claire MacLeary — Maggie and Wilma are the Thelma and Louise of Aberdeen. On the surface, they’re two very different women, but fate…

Thunder Bay

Written by Douglas Skelton — Scotland and its myriad islands have become rich hunting grounds for crime fiction authors, with Ann Cleeves focusing on Shetland…

A Gift for Dying

Written by MJ Arlidge — He’s best known for the popular DI Helen Grace series set in Southampton, and now MJ Arlidge is branching out…

Freefall

Written by Jessica Barry — In some crime novels, the wrongdoing hits you between the eyes from page one. With others it’s a more subtle…