Hell Chose Me

Written by Angel Luis Colón — Just when avid crime fiction readers might be tiring of the low-life protagonists with unsavoury companions, seedy surroundings, and…

The Long Road from Paris

Written by Kirby Williams — This is Kirby Williams’s second thriller featuring New Orleans jazz prodigy Urby Brown, an expat living in Paris even as…

A Long Night in Paris

Written by Dov Alfon, translated by Daniella Zamir — This espionage thriller does indeed occupy a long night in Paris, in Jerusalem, and in several…

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Two clueless teenagers show up at a marijuana growing mecca in northern California’s Humboldt County, trailed by trouble in Tom Pitts’s excellent new thriller. A…

The Feral Detective

Many best-of-2018 lists include Jonathan Lethem’s quirky tale in which Manhattanite Phoebe Siegler’s search for a missing teenager takes her way out of her comfort…

Amsterdam Noir

Edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter — Fourteen of The Netherlands’ premier authors of crime and literary fiction contributed to this collection, with the…

Mrs Cox

Written by Jan Moore, narrated by Jilly Bond — It’s January 1608. London is dark most of the time, and the citizens are restless. Food…

Death in Shangri-La

Written by Yigal Zur, translated by Sara Kitai — Israeli thriller writer Yigal Zur skillfully uses both an exotic setting and ongoing international turmoil to…

The Feral Detective

Written by Jonathan Lethem — Noted author Jonathan Lethem, who has been called one of America’s greatest storytellers, returns to crime fiction with his new…

Interview: Lisa Gabriele

Lisa Gabriele’s new novel The Winters is a skilful update of Daphne DuMaurier’s classic psychological thriller, Rebecca. Clearly, the issues that confronted DuMaurier’s unnamed heroine…

The Winters

Written by Lisa Gabriele — Lisa Gabriele set herself a high bar in tackling a modern reimagining of Daphne du Maurier’s classic psychological thriller, Rebecca,…

Virtual Sabotage

Written by Julie Hyzy — In a year when information technology’s dark side has been prominent in the news cycle, author Julie Hyzy presents a…

Wrecked

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — This is the third crime thriller I’ve listened to by this astonishing duo, and familiarity has…