A Gentleman’s Murder

Written by Christopher Huang — The year is 1924. In the Britannia Club, a swanky London gentlemen’s club exclusively for those who served in World War…

Smoke and Ashes

Abir Mukherjee’s third mystery featuring Captain Sam Wyndham, an ex-Scotland Yard detective policeman in 1920s colonial Calcutta, sees him caught in the crossfire of the campaign…

Smoke and Ashes

Written by Abir Mukherjee — There has been a burning fire of anticipation for the third adventure of Captain Sam Wyndham in colonial Calcutta where the…

Chicago

Written by David Mamet — David Mamet is best known for his work in theatre. His Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross…

CIS: The Mitford Murders

Written by Jessica Fellowes — It’s 12 January 1920. Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of the famous Florence Nightingale, boards a train. She settles herself, and…

A Necessary Evil

Written by Abir Mukherjee — Reading this fast-paced police procedural is like a trip back in time to the British Raj, mid-1920. Calcutta-based Imperial Police…

A Talent for Murder

Written by Andrew Wilson — It will soon be 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first crime novel, and her popularity remains undiminished around the…

Assassins

Written by Jim Eldridge — Author and scriptwriter Jim Eldridge is probably better known for his historical fiction aimed at the young adult market, with…

Modern Crimes

Written by Chris Nickson — No author has used the city of Leeds as a backdrop for crime stories so profoundly as Chris Nickson. From…

Ghosts of Karnak

Written by George Mann – ‘New pulp’ writer George Mann has made a number of appearances on our site. We’ve reviewed his Sherlockian novels The Will…

Angel of the Abyss

Set in contemporary Los Angeles, this is the tale of a failed screenwriter who becomes involved in the restoration of a 1926 movie which for a…

The Pallampur Predicament

Written by Brian Stoddart — Christian Le Fanu is a Superintendent with the Madras Police. Unlike many other junior army officers, he survived World War…

Interview: Brian Stoddart

Professor Brian Stoddart is a distinguished Australian academic who has been Vice Chancellor of Latrobe University, Victoria, and is a widely respected non-fiction author. He’s…

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