Keith Nixon: Top five books of 2016

This has been a particularly great year for crime fiction, so this has been a difficult list to compile. The gems started piling up from January, in fact one of the first novels I reviewed in 2016 made it all the way to the top of the…
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A Deadly Thaw

Written by Sarah Ward — Bampton, the Derbyshire Peak District, September 2004. Lena Fisher is arrested and confesses to the murder of her husband, Andrew, suffocating him to death with a pillow immediately after they’d slept together. After a short trial, she is sent to prison…
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Cold case defrosted

On the Radar — This week’s new books take us on a journey from chilling Derbyshire where Sarah Ward has another cold case for us, to the baking heat of the Australian Outback and then the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. There’s murder everywhere, including Hampshire…
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