Face your Nemesis

On the Radar — Lots of themes and different styles this week, with a creepy occult thriller, The Murder House and a fish mystery set…

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Forger’s Revenge

Written by Leah Devlin — Ella Winston is just out of prison, banged up for something she did… and also for something she didn’t do.…

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The Girl Without Skin

Written by Mads Peder Nordbo, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Danish writer Mads Peder Nordbo’s Nordic thriller begins with journalist Matthew Cave returning to Greenland, the country…

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Amsterdam Noir

Edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter — Fourteen of The Netherlands’ premier authors of crime and literary fiction contributed to this collection, with the…

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The Tattoo Thief

Written by Alison Belsham — When I were a lass, tattoos were just for sailors. Move on X years and they’re the must-have fashion accessory for…

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Interview: Will Dean

Originally from the East Midlands in the UK, Will Dean now lives in a wooden house he built in the middle of a Swedish forest.…

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The most wanted crime books of 2019

Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but we think history and throwbacks will dominate crime fiction in 2019. The world feels considerably more unstable…

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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2018

This year’s reviewing has unearthed an embarrassment of riches. You know you’ve been in a race when the also-rans include crime fiction writers like Robert…

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Luther season 5 comes to BBC One

Remember the time DCI John Luther handcuffed London crime boss George Cornelius to a radiator and pretty much left him there to rot? Well, that’s…

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Murder on the tundra

On the Radar — Last week, we led with Will Dean’s Red Snow, which takes place in a Swedish town surrounded by forests. This week.…

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Good Samaritans

Written by Will Carver — Will Carver, where have you been hiding? You dazzled, beguiled and entrapped us with books like Girl 4, The Two…

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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2018

There’s nothing more enjoyable than travelling the globe via crime fiction, so it should come as no surprise that each one of my top five…

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