The Bells of Hell

Written by Michael Kurland — If you fondly remember Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man as a refreshingly witty corrective for 21st century…

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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous

Written by Manu Joseph — In Mumbai, the collapse of an apartment building traps a lone survivor, a man filled with regrets, in Manu Joseph’s…

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Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide

Written by Barry Forshaw — Over an expansive 400-plus pages Barry Forshaw overwhelms and impresses with his detailed research and knowledge of the crime fiction…

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Man at the Window

Written by Robert Jeffreys — In recent years, crime fiction set in Australia has been a huge hit with readers worldwide – think The Dry…

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Nothing Important Happened Today

Written by Will Carver — He disappeared for a few years but Will Carver returned in style in 2018 with Good Samaritans. Detective Inspector Pace…

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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…

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The Boy in the Headlights

Written by Samuel Bjork, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Mia Krüger and Holger Munch are back in a much anticipated third instalment of Samuel Bjork’s…

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Watch What You Say

Written by George Weinstein — Bo Riccardi is a big noise in web broadcasting. She’s adept at interviewing and her incisive style has earned her…

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The Siberian Dilemma

Written by Martin Cruz Smith — On average, a new Arkady Renko novel only arrives every 4.75 years, so if you’ve read any of Martin…

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Death in the East

Written by Abir Mukherjee — The acclaimed Wyndham and Banerjee historical crime series returns with a fourth instalment. Was it really in 2016 that The…

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The Conviction of Cora Burns

Written by Carolyn Kirby — Way back in the annals of literature, through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the present day, writers have loved to take…

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How to Kill Your Friends

Written by Phil Kurthausen — This fast, fun, thriller set in Barcelona is strikingly of the moment, featuring both the Catalan independence movement and the…

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Sorry for the Dead

Written by Nicola Upson — Those who enjoy Nicola Upson’s series featuring unconventional crime writer Josephine Tey, cast as a detective, will be used to the…

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The Spy and the Traitor

Written by Ben Macintyre — A pal of espionage master John Le Carré, Ben Macintyre just about mirrors the novelist’s gift for writing compelling characters…

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The Fragility of Bodies

Written by Sergio Olguín and translated by Miranda France — Award-winning Argentine novelist Sergio Olguín’s fast-paced 2012 crime novel is now available in English for…

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Murder by the Minster

Written by Helen Cox — This debut mystery book by the author of two romantic novels is a mash up of cosy crime, comedy, romance,…

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