Cold Breath

A mysterious Middle-eastern philanthropist, whisked into frigid Iceland under cover of darkness, is put up in a remote cabin. He’s a special guest of the…

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Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly does a sterling job of melding old stager and newcomer together in this cracker of a book which finds the American crime author…

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November Road

Edgar award winner Lou Berney’s latest stand-alone thriller has already appeared on numerous best of 2018 lists, including from two of our own contributors. November…

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Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged…

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101

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…

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The Lost Man

This gives Jane Harper’s debut The Dry a run for its money in my book­ as the location returns to the Australian Outback after a trip to the…

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Bleak Harbor

That ol’ chestnut, the missing teenager plotline, has been rolled out again but prepare for something a bit different in this stand alone tale from…

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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…

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When Trouble Sleeps

Leye Adenle takes you right to the heart of Nigerian corruption and electoral fraud in his topical political thriller. When Trouble Sleeps is an entertaining…

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Good Samaritans

Will Carver makes his return to the crime fiction shelves with this audacious contemporary noir novel featuring four obsessive characters riding a veritable suburban rollercoaster…

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