NTN: Luca Veste interviewed

2013 has been a great year for psychological crime fiction, but judging by the publishers lists for 2014 fans of police procedurals will have plenty…

Interview: Helen FitzGerald

Helen Fitzgerald’s latest novel, The Cry, looks set to be one of 2013’s most talked about psychological thrillers. It’s he story of a young couple…

The Cry

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald is one of those authors you just can’t pigeonhole. She roves across the genres, producing works of dark comedy…

Witness the Dead

Written by Craig Robertson — Craig Robertson‘s first novel, Random, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger and hit the Sunday Times bestseller list in…

Dead Line

Written by Chris Ewan — Earlier this year Chris Ewan‘s first stand alone thriller Safe House became a runaway success, dominating the Kindle charts for months,…

Red Winter

Written by Dan Smith — Dan Smith’s previous novel The Child Thief, an intense thriller set among the Bolshevik-infested forests of 1930’s Ukraine, was one of…

From Harrogate with love…

Last weekend – 18 to 21 July –  saw the Yorkshire town of Harrogate hosting The Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Internationally regarded, it’s…

Graveland

Written by Alan Glynn — Graveland is the final instalment in Alan Glynn’s loose trilogy of critically acclaimed thrillers charting the intersection of crime and…

Interview: MD Villiers

After stints in marketing and recruitment, as well as a period working as a tennis coach, London-based ex-Johannesburger MD Villiers turned her hand to crime…

Matador

Written by Ray Banks — Ray Banks is very much a crime writer’s crime writer, with a back catalogue full of dark and deviant grit, like…

Interview: Alice LaPlante

Alice LaPlante is creative writing lecturer at Stanford University, an author of award-winning fiction, and the brains behind the writing manual Method and Madness. Her…

NTN: Turn of Mind

Written by Alice LaPlante — For all of the artfully arranged tension and ever escalating gore in many crime novels it’s rare to put one…

NTN: Barry Gornell interviewed

Barry Gornell’s debut The Healing of Luther Grove was one of the finds of the year for me, a claustrophobic, character-driven psychological thriller written with…