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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Tokyo trouble

On the Radar — This week our new crime books column features the latest from Nicolas Obregon, a writer who sets his mysteries in Japan.…

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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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Welcome back, Arkady

On the Radar — Martin Cruz Smith is one of the most influential American crime authors, and instead of setting his books in the Big…

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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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First look: Cromwell Stone

Of course we’ll call out cheating in crime novels whenever possible, such as when authors use the supernatural as a get-out at the end of…

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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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Death in the East, and more…

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings a good selection of books, with an eclectic mix of themes and styles represented.…

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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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