The Blossom Twins

Written by Carol Wyer — What appeals to you about a crime fiction series? For me, it’s witnessing the gradual development of the characters featured…

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England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters…

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Net Force: Dark Web

Written by Jerome Preisler — Jerome Preisler’s new techno-thriller carries on a series created by the late Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Does it maintain…

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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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The Budapest Escape

Written by Bill Rapp — Former diplomat and US Government analyst Bill Rapp has brought his wealth of experience and research skills to bear in…

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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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