The Flower Girls

Written by Alice Clark-Platts — With children who kill as its main focus, The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts has ‘controversy’ written all over it.…

Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged…

When Trouble Sleeps

Leye Adenle takes you right to the heart of Nigerian corruption and electoral fraud in his topical political thriller. When Trouble Sleeps is an entertaining…

Beton Rouge

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — If you haven’t read the first book to appear in English by award-winning German author Simon…

The Sinner

Written by Petra Hammesfahr, translated by John Brownjohn — The first season of the twisty crime show The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman,…

Five women to watch in 2019

As the year draws to an end, one of our traditions here at Crime Fiction Lover is to make predictions about which women authors will…

Vanish in an Instant

Written by Margaret Millar — Here at Crime Fiction Lover we have openly declared our love and admiration for Margaret Millar’s versatility and deft hand with…

When Trouble Sleeps

Written by Leye Adenle — In recent years African authors making inroads into the crime genre with what has been labelled Sunshine noir, proving that murder…

Interview: Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle is a Nigerian crime fiction writer and actor now living in London. In his first novel, Easy Motion Tourist, he introduced the dark…

Palm Beach, Finland

Who said the Finns didn’t have a sense of humour? Antti Tuomainen’s second foray into black comedy will have you chuckling and wincing almost simultaneously.…

Inhuman Resources

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Sam Gordon — It is impossible to fit French author Pierre Lemaitre into one neat category. He has written…

Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction…

Dead of Night

Written by Michael Stanley — The South African crime writing duo Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip have taken a break from their Detective Kubu series, set…