Interview: Chris Carter

Chris Carter studies psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan and then went on to interview many criminals, including serial killers, as a…

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Thomas Harris returns

On the Radar — The American author Thomas Harris has only written five novels but he’s one of the most impactful crime writers of all…

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Below the Fold

Written by RG Belsky — This is former newsman Dick Belsky’s second crime story featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning print journalist Clare Carlson, now significantly reduced in…

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Conviction

Written by Denise Mina — In her deftly plotted new crime thriller, Denise Mina effectively uses one of my favourite devices – the story-within-a-story –…

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The Dare

Written by Carol Wyer — The crime writing whirlwind that is Carol Wyer is back with the third in her series featuring DI Natalie Ward,…

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Hunting Evil

Written by Chris Carter– If you’re looking for cosy crime and untroubled sleep, best keep away from Chris Carter and his Robert Hunter series. Carter…

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The crime fiction innovators

On the Radar — What a time we have ahead with huge releases on the way from Denise Mina and Jeffery Deaver. There are new…

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The Katharina Code

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — If you’re into Scandinavian crime fiction but not familiar with the William Wisting series by Norwegian…

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Redemption

Written by David Baldacci — He’s sold over 130 million books, yet to date David Baldacci has been off this reviewer’s radar. Time to change…

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Death’s Dark Veil

Written by Patricia Dixon — Not all crime novels grab you by the throat immediately. Some are a slow burn, and that description certainly applies…

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The Better Sister

Written by Alafair Burke — To understand for sure what author Alafair Burke intended with the title for her latest domestic crime thriller you might…

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Fallen Angel

Written by Chris Brookmyre — In an interview with the Independent Chris Brookmyre said, “The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.”  Lies…

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We dare you…

On the Radar — Yes, we dare you to peruse this deadly selection of crime novels landing on the shelves soon. We’re leading off with…

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Time is on his side: Jorn Lier Horst

Crime fiction expert Craig Sisterson explores life, death and detection with Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst… The classic ‘first 48 hours are vital’ phrase so…

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No Way Out

Written by Cara Hunter — Some police procedurals place the reader on the periphery, leaving us hanging about outside the flapping crime scene tape, not…

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