Back to the Garden

Written by EI Weiner — These days, there’s a bit of a fashion for crime books with song lyrics in their titles and here’s one…

Lady in the Lake

Written by Laura Lippman — Here’s an author who has garnered a legion of fans over the years – including Stephen King, who has reviewed…

The Poison Garden

Written by Alex Marwood — Earlier this year I read MW Craven’s Black Summer and marvelled at the brilliance of its first chapter. Alex Marwood…

2019 Ngaio Marsh shortlists announced

The Ngaio Marsh Awards launched 10 years ago to celebrate all that’s great about New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing. There have been some…

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Over Your Shoulder

Written by CJ Carver — Followers of this site have met this author before – a former book rep and travel writer, Caroline Carver won…

Good Girl, Bad Girl

Written by Michael Robotham — In the past, Crime Fiction Lover reviewers have commented on how good Michael Robotham is at creating feisty, troubled, wholly…

The Best Laid Plans

Edited by Judy Penz Sheluk — We’re just hitting that time of year when beach and poolside beckons. And what better way to get your…

Those People

Written by Louise Candlish — With her penchant for writing books about the perils of owning a property, London-based author Louise Candlish is rapidly turning…

Black Summer

Readers and reviewers alike raved about The Puppet Show, MW Craven‘s 2018 release which introduced the decidedly different crime fighting duo of DS Washington Poe…

Out of the Ashes

Vicky Newham’s second novel to feature DI Maya Rahman starts with a bang – literally – as one of the new businesses blamed for gentrifying…

Deadland

If you like your books with a strong sense of place, then this one by William Shaw should be top of your list. It’s set…

Interview: MW Craven

Mike Craven spent a decade travelling the world in the army before returning home to do a social work degree and becoming a probation officer.…

The Passengers

Written by John Marrs — Crime fiction writers are a pretty twisted lot. If they’re not creating slap-the-forehead-and-cry-out-in-shock moments, they’re happily sitting at home, surveying…