Enough Rope

Written by Barbara Nadel — Former soldier and ex-cop Lee Arnold runs an enquiry agency in London’s East End. His assistant is Mumtaz Hakim is…

New James Ellroy out today!

On the Radar — There are some big beasts trampling around in the crime fiction jungle this week. If we flag up the names Ellroy,…

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Just another sectarian killing

On the Radar — Crime publishers can hardly have caught their breath during the Christmas break, with a salvo of new books hitting the shelves…

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Lucy: Top five books of 2013

2013 has been a great year for crime fiction with some excellent new talent coming onto the scene. Because of this I found it particularly…

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Events: an Autumn of crime

If you missed the annual summer pilgrimage to Harrogate for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, fear not. Autumn has a bumper crop of…

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An Act of Kindness

Written by Barbara Nadel — Set in East London, An Act of Kindness sees PI Lee Arnold and his assistant Mumtaz Hakim struggling for work.…

A summertime of crime

On The Radar — Summer has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy the heatwave we’ve been promised, than with an ice cold jug of…

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Interview: Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel trained as an actress and worked in mental health before taking up her pen and becoming one of the UK’s leading crime writers.…

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Dead of Night

Written by Barbara Nadel — Dead of Night is the 14th book to feature Barbara Nadel’s brilliant and rather fecund Inspector Çetin İkmen, and his…