This Storm

This brutal, but redemptive masterpiece confirms that 2014’s disappointing Perfidia represented just a bump in the road of James Ellroy’s  stellar career rather than presaging a…

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Joe Country

For his sixth Jackson Lamb novel Mick Herron takes his failed spies out of London and into the Welsh countryside. Louisa Guy is caught in…

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Conviction

A true crime podcast becomes the spur for Anna and Fin – discarded by their respective spouses who run away together – to investigate the…

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Black Summer

Readers and reviewers alike raved about The Puppet Show, MW Craven‘s 2018 release which introduced the decidedly different crime fighting duo of DS Washington Poe…

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The Katharina Code

Jorn Lier Horst‘s quiet and methodical detective William Wisting – based partly on the author himself, who was an investigator for two decades – returns…

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Out of the Ashes

Vicky Newham’s second novel to feature DI Maya Rahman starts with a bang – literally – as one of the new businesses blamed for gentrifying…

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Deadland

If you like your books with a strong sense of place, then this one by William Shaw should be top of your list. It’s set…

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Worst Case Scenario

Hilariously dark revenge thriller from Helen FitzGerald featuring Mary Shields, a Glasgow probation officer juggling a chaotic caseload and a murderous menopause. Mary has to supervise…

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Ungentlemanly Warfare

When the assassination of the scientist behind Hitler’s miracle jet fighter is ordered, there is only one man who can do the job – burned…

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Exit Wounds

Called on to review this lineup of short stories assembled by Paul B Kane and Marie O’Regan, you’d be hard-pressed to pick the best storyteller.…

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