Plender

Written by Ted Lewis — Northeast crime author Ted Lewis is credited with being one of the forefathers of British noir. His greatest commercial success…

Curious Toys

In this historical thriller set in the summer of 1915, Elizabeth Hand introduces us to her adolescent heroine, Pin, who lives with her mother amongst…

Deadly Enterprise

Written by Kevin G Chapman — Deadly Enterprise is the second Mike Stoneman novel after last year’s Righteous Assassin. Stoneman is an NYPD homicide detective recovering…

Killing Quarry

Written by Max Allan Collins — As noted in his afterword, since returning to writing his Quarry novels in 2006, author Max Allan Collins has…

Curious Toys

Written by Elizabeth Hand — It is over three years since Elizabeth Hand released a crime novel – 2016’s Hard Light continued her run of…

The Godmother

Written by Hannelore Cayre, translated by Stephanie Smee — This fantastic novel, first published in France only two years ago, has already won the European…

Gumshoe Blues

Written by Paul D Brazill — Anyone already familiar with Brazill’s writing, or who has had a look at the many reviews of his work…

The Silent War

Written by Andreas Norman, translated by Ian Giles — Andreas Norman’s second novel is a hybrid – equal parts espionage thriller and domestic noir. Things get…

The Spider Dance

Written by Nick Setchfield — Nick Setchfield’s debut The War in the Dark, which came out last year, was highly enjoyable. In my review I…

This Storm

This brutal, but redemptive masterpiece confirms that 2014’s disappointing Perfidia represented just a bump in the road of James Ellroy’s  stellar career rather than presaging a…

Joe Country

For his sixth Jackson Lamb novel Mick Herron takes his failed spies out of London and into the Welsh countryside. Louisa Guy is caught in…

Joe Country

Written by Mick Herron — Summer brings with it the sixth novel in Mick Herron’s acclaimed series about the MI6 cast-offs and screw-ups who together…

Pity the Dead

Written by Keith Nixon — To his embarrassment, it requires a bobby to let DI Solomon Gray know that something untoward is happening to the…

This Storm

Written by James Ellroy — In this follow-up to 2014’s somewhat overlong Perfidia, the author moves his story about the Irish cop Dudley Smith on…

A Book of Bones

Written by John Connolly – For his 17th novel in the Charlie Parker series, Connolly has chosen to take his eponymous detective out of his…