Missing In Rangoon

Written by Christopher G Moore — For well over 20 years Canadian lawyer turned crime writer Christopher G Moore has chronicled change in Thailand and…

Dead Sea

Written by Sam Lopez — Luke manages a recording studio in a seedy part of London. After intervening one night to stop a particularly brutal…

Nearly Nowhere

Written by Summer Brenner — It might not be the best known publisher on the block, but California-based PM Press has delivered some solid hits…

Wake in Fright

Written by Kenneth Cook — Rural noir is big at the moment, if the interest in US writers like Donald Ray Pollock, Cormac McCarthy and…

CIS: The Grifters revisited

Classics in September — Most people probably associate The Grifters with the 1990 film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and…

Blackwattle Creek

Written by Geoffrey McGeachin — Black Wattle Creek is the second book by Geoffrey McGeachin to feature Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin, a cop on the…

Ned Kelly Awards 2012 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for Australia’s annual crime writing gongs, The Ned Kelly Awards, was released this week. While the big publishers usually dominate the Neddies, this…

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The Kings of Cool

Written by Don Winslow — The Kings of Cool is Don Winslow’s latest book. That’s the Don Winslow who wrote The Power of the Dog,…

Silent Valley

Written by Malla Nunn — International crime fiction sometimes feels like a contest between the Scandinavians and the Irish. If so, the South Africans are…

Dare Me

Written by Megan Abbott — “At first, cheer was something to fill my days, all our days. Age fourteen to eighteen, a girl needs something…

Hill Country

Written by R Thomas Brown — Small town life can be murder. If you need any proof, look no further than the plot of Hill…