Back to Poe land

On the Radar — The Baltimore area was home to one of the first great crime fiction authors in the form of Edgar Allan Poe,…

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The Spider Dance

Written by Nick Setchfield — Nick Setchfield’s debut The War in the Dark, which came out last year, was highly enjoyable. In my review I…

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The Best Laid Plans

Edited by Judy Penz Sheluk — We’re just hitting that time of year when beach and poolside beckons. And what better way to get your…

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Those People

Written by Louise Candlish — With her penchant for writing books about the perils of owning a property, London-based author Louise Candlish is rapidly turning…

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Sanctuary

Written by Luca D’Andrea — It was back in 2017 that we first picked up the global bestselling psychological thriller The Mountain by D’Andrea .…

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A summer of crime

The Bath-based independent Beaufort Bookshop has unveiled its blood-dripping July front window with the theme ‘submerge yourself in crime fiction this summer’, supported by indie…

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The Chain

Written by Adrian McKinty — If you’ve gotten comfortable with Adrian McKinty’s series featuring the knock ’em sock ’em Belfast detective Sean Duffy, then get…

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Find Gomorrah on the Dark Web

On the Radar — Here on Crime Fiction Lover we are actually a pretty law abiding bunch. Our biggest infraction lately was a parking ticket…

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Swann’s Down

Written by Charles Salzberg — This is the fifth Henry Swann book by Charles Salzberg and we’ve previously reviewed Swann’s Way Out. The author says…

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The Sleepwalker

Written by Joseph Knox — Police detective Aidan Waits returns for another slice of Manchester noir and it’s as thrillingly dark as ever. Waits is…

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First look: Dead Ground

In this age of digital downloads it’s nice to discover publishers that put a little bit extra into the design of books as physical things…

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Interview: MW Craven

Mike Craven spent a decade travelling the world in the army before returning home to do a social work degree and becoming a probation officer.…

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Don’t break the chain

On the Radar — Prepare to be broadsided as some of the biggest names in contemporary crime fiction launch a salvo of explosive-looking novels that’ll…

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Grab a Snake by the Tail

Written by Leonardo Padura, translated by Peter Bush — For decades, glimpses into Cuban life were hard to come by, and for Americans will be…

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Joe Country

Written by Mick Herron — Summer brings with it the sixth novel in Mick Herron’s acclaimed series about the MI6 cast-offs and screw-ups who together…

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