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…

The List

Written by Michael Brissenden — Australia’s terror watch list is getting shorter and shorter. Someone is taking them out one by one. A single shot to…

Femme Fatale

Written by Dominic Piper — The concept of les femmes fatales is older than crime fiction itself – female characters whose charms and influence propel…

The Lighthearted Quest

Ann Bridge’s series of novels featuring dilettante journalist Julia Probyn are unfairly forgotten gems of the later Golden Age – wonderfully revived by Bloomsbury Reader.…

The Last Train

Written by Michael Pronko — Detective Hiroshi Shimizu gained a lot during his time studying in Boston. He found an American fiancée, Linda, and now…

Parting Shot

Written by Linwood Barclay — Parting Shot is a novel that could have been pulled straight from current headlines, which may be because much of…