Firewatching

Written by Russ Thomas — Meet DS Adam Tyler. He is the sole member of South Yorkshire Police’s cold case team, sidelined after an ‘incident’…

Trap Door

Written by Dreda Say Mitchell — While many of Dreda Say Mitchell’s earlier novels have focused on London’s ganglands and young characters in that setting,…

The Night Fire

Written by Michael Connelly — Just this summer, we took at look at the Harry Bosch series. Harry first appeared back in 1992 in The…

Flesh and Blood

Written by Emma Salisbury — It’s always fun to make the acquaintance of a new author and series, and although this is the fifth book…

The Sleepover

Written by Carol Wyer — We’ve reached book four in Carol Wyer’s series featuring DI Natalie Ward and there’s drama at both work and home…

The Adversary

Written by Emmanuel Carrere, translated by Linda Coverdale — This true crime story of deception culminating in murder has fascinated reporters and filmmakers for the past…

Cambridge Black

Written by Allison Bruce — Nadine is walking home with her boyfriend after a gig she has played in Cambridge. They head to Theo’s, a big,…

The Fire Maker

Written by Peter May — Crime fiction fans know and love Peter May for his very atmospheric Lewis trilogy and we’ve reviewed The Chessmen and a recent standalone…

Symbiosis

Written by Guy Portman — Talulah and Taliah are twins. Their father is a decent fellow, but not the most imaginative of souls, while their…

Skies of Ash

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — LA Homicide detective Elouise Norton returns to our shelves a year after making her terrific debut in Land of Shadows.…

Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell – The question of how art inspires and corrupts is something that drives the work of…

Long Way Home

It’s all good when one of our writers lays down her critic’s pen and writes her own novel. There can hardly have been a more…

Long Way Home

Written by Eva Dolan — Yesterday was an important day for crime fiction in the UK. It saw the arrival on bookshelves of Long Way…

The Crooked Beat

Written by Nick Quantrill — Hull. The 1980s. A rough and tumble city in northern England, trying to come to terms with itself as traditional…