The Mountain

Written by Luca D’Andrea, translated by Howard Curtis — When a debut Italian crime thriller has been translated in 30 countries and its author has…

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Out of the Ice

Written by Ann Turner — Crime fiction novels set in Antarctica are few and far between (although we did review LA Larkin’s Devour in January).…

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The Silent Companions

Written by Laura Purcell — Just in time for Halloween comes The Silent Companions, a Gothic ghost story or mild horror tale that attempts to follow…

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The Man Who Died

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — If you think you already know what to expect from an Antti Tuomainen crime novel, prepare…

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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…

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House of Spines

Written by Michael J Malone — Ran McGhie is six and three quarter years old. He wakes in the middle of the night to find…

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The Never-Open Desert Diner

Written by James Anderson — This debut novel is masterful in travelling a remote strip of high desert highway to all the important destinations of…

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Scorched Earth

Written by Ty Patterson — Zeb Carter and his team, the Agency, return in a fast-paced chase thriller. Based in the US, the Agency is a…

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Race to the Kill

Written by Helen Cadbury — The publication of this third, page-turning novel in the Sean Denton series is bittersweet, coming three months after the death of…

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Bolt Action Remedy

Written by JJ Hensley — The winter sport of biathlon combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. Athletes taking part combine heart-pumping physical endurance with cool and…

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The Accordionist

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds — Retired investigator Louis Kehlweiler is working on a translation of a book about Otto Von Bismark. He is deep…

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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…

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Bluebird, Bluebird

Written by Attica Locke — Trust Attica Locke to write something timely, urgent and true about troubled race relations in present-day America. As she has…

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Maria in the Moon

Written by Louise Beech — In the breakneck world of thrill-a-minute crime fiction, it does a reader good to take a little breather now and…

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