Council

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — This author started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir…

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The Divinities

Written by Parker Bilal — With The Divinities, Parker Bilal starts a new police procedural series involving the interesting duo of Calil Drake, a detective…

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Wolves at doors, bodies in wells…

On the Radar — There are delectable treats for crime fiction lovers from start to finish in this week’s new books column. We’ll start you…

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The Never Game

Written by Jeffery Deaver — He’s taken on new technology before in the likes of The Blue Nowhere, Roadside Crosses and The Steel Kiss, now…

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This Storm

Written by James Ellroy — In this follow-up to 2014’s somewhat overlong Perfidia, the author moves his story about the Irish cop Dudley Smith on…

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Out of the Ashes

Written by Vicky Newham — London. AKA The Smoke. Home of the cheery, never-say-die Cockney, who likes to dress up in his Pearly King costume,…

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The Paris Diversion

Written by Chris Pavone — The Paris Diversion is the followup to Chris Pavone’s award-winning debut thriller from 2013, The Expats. In the new book,…

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First look: More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

Everyone’s heard of Sherlock Holmes. He’s one of the most famous fictional detectives ever created. However, once you’ve read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s entire Holmes…

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Deadland

Written by William Shaw — There’s something magical when a book transports you completely to the place in which it is set. Elly Griffiths does…

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Worst Case Scenario

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, a harrowing story about a missing child, was dramatised by BBC TV last year. Worst Case…

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Indian Summer

Written by Sara Sheridan — In the scheme of things across the genre, the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries fall into the cosy crime category. But like…

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Metropolis

Written by Philip Kerr — The tragic passing of Philip Kerr last year means that Metropolis is the last book in his hugely popular historical…

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A Time for Violence: Stories with an Edge

Edited by Andy Rausch and Chris Roy — Occasionally we come across an intriguing collection of crime-themed short stories. Some excellent crime fiction magazines and…

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The Ringmaster

Written by Vanda Symon — Sharp-witted, no-holds-barred Sam Shepard is back. After leaving her previous position in Mataura, deep in the countryside on New Zealand’s…

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