Frame Up

Written by James Phoenix – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s a shame Robert B Parker is no longer around. If he…

Let the Devil Sleep

Written by John Verdon – Detective Dave Gurney is a living legend. He was once an eminent NYPD homicide detective. Now he’s retired, but that…

A Private Venus

Written by Giorgio Scerbanenco – Giorgio Scerbanenco was an important figure in postwar Italian crime fiction, but is little known to English-speaking audiences because his…

The Zombie Room

Written by RD Ronald – The Zombie Room, RD Ronald’s second novel, is a story of friendship amidst gritty environs. Mangle, Decker and Tazeem’s friendship…

Fatale: Death Chases Me

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have collaborated on a number of noir-ish comic series. Brubaker also…

Ten-a-Week Steale

Written by Stephen Jared – Ten-a-Week Steale is a tale of old Hollywood written by someone who has spent his fair share of time in…

The Colorado Kid

Written by Stephen King – Stephen King made headlines a month ago when Hard Case Crime announced that they would be publishing his novel Joyland…

Kill Alex Cross

Written by James Patterson – James Patterson has proved a polarising presence in crime fiction, and in publishing more generally. Patterson is nothing if not…

A classic revisited: The Little Sister

Philip Marlowe is one of the definitive hardboiled detectives, with few equals in crime fiction. Nevertheless, The Little Sister is hardly Raymond Chandler’s definitive Marlowe…

Resurrected

Written by Steve Trotter – Surprisingly, despite all the violence that occurs in Steve Trotter’s Resurrected, it is hard to call it gritty. Trotter delivers…

V is for Vengeance

Written by Sue Grafton – V is for Vengeance is the 22nd of Sue Grafton’s very popular Kinsey Millhone novels. Millhone, a private investigator in fictional Santa…

Lullaby

Written by Ace Atkins — For fans of hardboiled private eye fiction, Robert B Parker is an iconic name. Parker was a lifelong admirer of hardboiled…

Easy Money

Written by Jens Lapidus – Easy Money is the translation of Jens Lapidus’ hit Swedish crime novel Snabba Cash.  The first part of his Stockholm Noir…