The Drop

Written by Mick Herron — The Jackson Lamb series of satirical espionage novels have gained an impressive readership, and garnered considerable critical praise. Set in…

The Contract

Written by JM Gulvin — The focus of JM Gulvin’s hardboiled crime series is Texas Ranger John Quarrie. He’s a Vietnam vet who rose to…

November Road

Written by Lou Berney — Lou Berney’s 2015 novel The Long and Faraway Gone won a string of awards including the Edgar, Barry, McAvity and Anthony gongs.…

A House of Ghosts

Written by WC Ryan — Blackwater Island lies of the Devon Coast. The year is 1917 and the Great War, still raging, has made the already…

Charlesgate Confidential

Scott Von Doviak’s debut is the complete package. It has ambition. The narrative is split in to three parts, 1946, 1986, and 2014. There is…

The Martian Girl

Themes of mesmerism and the blurring of identities inhabit this standalone novel from Andrew Martin, author of the Jim Stringer steam detective series. In London…

Suspended Retribution

Written by Rob Ashman — Acting Detective Chief Inspector Rosalind Kray is called to investigate a hit and run in one of Blackpool’s side streets. There’s…

The Age of Exodus

Written by Gavin Scott — The Age of Exodus is a welcome return for Gavin Scott’s series, which places ex-SOE operative and Oxford scholar Duncan…

Only to Sleep

Written by Lawrence Osborne – Writing a Philip Marlowe novel must be one of the most intimidating jobs in crime fiction. There are few characters…

The Forger

Written by Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar — Frank Stave begins this novel as a chief inspector in Hamburg’s Homicide division. But having been shot…

Boise Longpig Hunting Club

Written by Nick Kolakowski — Idaho bounty hunter Jake Halligan’s relationship with the Boise police force is difficult enough without any extra complications. The police take…

Kiss of Death

Written by Paul Finch — UK crime fiction stalwart Paul Finch has made an enviable career for himself, no doubt helped by his experiences as a…

The War in the Dark

Written by Nick Setchfield — Christopher Winter works for British Intelligence, and although he’s a spy, his talents lie more in removing threats to the state…

Death in the Woods

Written by Bernie Steadman –- The first book in the A West Country Crime Mystery series begins appropriately enough with a group of boys discovering…