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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NTN: Angel of the Abyss

Written by Ed Kurtz — Last month we reviewed Freight, a novella by Ed Kurtz published by Australia’s Crime Factory team. Now he returns with…

A Madras Miasma

Set in the eponymous Indian city just after World War I, the green shoots of India’s desire for independence are pushing through. Superintendent Christian Le…

Ghosts of Manhattan

Written by George Mann — First published by an independent in 2010, Mann’s tribute to the pulp-era American rogue crime-fighting vigilantes has been revised, expanded…

A Madras Miasma

Written by Brian Stoddart — The setting is 1920, in the teeming city of Madras (present day Chennai) on the south eastern coast of India.…