Five great Australian crime shows

Australian telly addicts have traditionally turned to British productions for their crime fiction and Antipodeans have grown up with The Bill, Midsomer Murders, and more…

The Syndicate

Written by Clarence Cooper Jr — There aren’t many books that grab you from the first line and don’t let go. There are even fewer…

The Dark Maidens

Written by Rikako Akiyoshi, translated by Kristi Fernandez, art by Booota — Every now and then you find yourself reading a book you’d never normally…

Cult X

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Kalau Almony — Cult X is an ambitious novel, one that pushes boundaries and redefines what crime fiction can…

The Good Son

Written by You-Jeong Jeong, translated by Chi-Young Kim — South Korean fiction is something of a sleeping giant, both within and outside the crime genre,…

Gringa

Written by Joe Thomas — Lovers of crime fiction will know that one of the things that really draws us into the world of crime…

Lightning Men

Thomas Mullen’s sequel to 2015’s Darktown sees Negro officers Boggs and Smith back on the beat in Atlanta’s black quarter, battling petty criminals even as…

NTN: When Time Runs Out

Written by Elina Hirvonen, translated by Hildi Hawkins — Now that publishers (and readers) know they’re onto a good thing with Scandinavian crime fiction, a…

Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt’s brand of modern noir with an Aussie twist has won him awards and praise Down Under, and his latest twisted revenge tale is…

Lightning Men

Written by Thoman Mullen — Given the current state of politics in the US and elsewhere, it’s no surprise that race features heavily in some…

The Zealot’s Bones

Written by DM Mark — In David Mark’s Aector McAvoy novels, Hull is a hotbed of violence and murder. The former Yorkshire Post crime reporter…

Black Teeth

Written by Zane Lovitt — Documentary filmmaker and author Zane Lovitt is a long-time member of the Melbourne crime-writing scene, putting out a bunch of short…

CIS: Frequent Hearses

Written by Edmund Crispin — Between 1944 and 1977, Robert Bruce Montgomery wrote a string of novels under the name Edmund Crispin. Today he is considered…