A Map of the Dark

Written by Karen Ellis — Elsa Myers is the New York representative for the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Unit in this debut from Karen Ellis.…

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Stasi Child audiobook

Written by David Young, narrated by Julia Barrie — At the end of David Young’s police procedural and political thriller – the first of his…

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Alive in Shape and Color

Edited by Lawrence Block — That wily fox of Manhattan crime writing Lawrence Block has been weaving his Matthew Scudder stories for over 40 years…

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The Bridge IIII: Every Saga has its end

Saga Norén has become one of the iconic characters of Scandi noir TV, alongside Kurt Wallander and Sarah Lund. In January, the meticulous Swedish detective…

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The Bomb Maker

Written by Thomas Perry — We are only just in to the New Year, but few books you read this year will start better than…

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The Missing Girl

Written by Jenny Quintana — Anna Flores’s beloved older sister Gabriella went missing as a teenager and Anna never quite recovered from the loss. She…

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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2017

My list this year rattles around some varied sub-genres and pushes at the radical edges of crime fiction. The Long Drop delves into the realms…

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The Collector

Written by Fiona Cummins — In January 2017 I was lucky enough to be given a debut novel to review. It stayed with me through…

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The Wanted

Written by Robert Crais — The Wanted is the 17th novel in the best-selling series about Los Angeles private detective Elvis Cole and his strong-arm…

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Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2017

They’ve been saying it wouldn’t last for a while now. And that tells you everything you need to know about Nordic noir. Although this year’s…

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