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…

Return to Hiroshima

Written by Bob Van Laerhoven, translated by Brian Doyle — Belgian TV crime series have made a huge leap forward in recent years, with Salamander and…

The Good Sister

Written by Morgan Jones — “Out of pain will come good. That is how history is made.” These are the uncompromising words uttered by the…

Baby Blue

If you want to see what economic hardship and austerity have done to Athens, then Pol Koutsakis’ crime fiction is a must. This book not…

Baby Blue

Written by Pol Koutsakis, translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife — Polluted, seedy, austerity-era Athens is the perfect backdrop for a crime novel infused with a real noir…

Savage Liberty

Written by Eliot Pattison — Revisionist historical fiction can sometimes feel like it’s trying too hard to reinterpret the past via the lens of modern sensibilities. On…