Envy

Written by Amanda Robson — Domestic noir gets another fraught outing in Amanda Robson’s new tale of destructive obsession set in London. Upwardly mobile young…

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CIS: The Big Sleep revisited

It’s impossible to imagine a proper historical survey of noir fiction without reference to Philip Marlowe, the iconic character created by Raymond Chandler in his ground-breaking 1939 debut…

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Western Fringes

Written by Amer Anwar — The CWA Debut Dagger award has been encouraging new writers to enter the genre for 15 years now. The submissions are…

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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…

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Want You Gone

Written by Chris Brookmyre – This is the eighth book featuring Jack Parlabane but he shares top billing in this one. Sam Morpeth is a…

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Stop Press Murder

Written by Peter Bartram — Back in October last year we reviewed Peter Bartram’s debut novel, Headline Murder. He’s also the author of 21 non-fiction…

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The Other Side of Silence

Written by Philip Kerr — Ex-cop Bernie Gunther feels life has come full circle. In his younger days, between spells with Berlin’s Kriminalpolizei, he was…

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Burn Cards

Written by Christopher Irvin – Burn cards are those dealt from the top of the deck and discarded – of no use to anyone. Casino towns…

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Death Reveals All

Written by David Foster — It is London, late in 1940. A Royal Navy sailor, on the last night of his leave is having a…

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A Thief in the Night

Written by Stephen Wade — Or to give it its full title, A Thief in the Night And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society. By…

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NTN: The Few

Written by Nadia Dalbuono — This is the intriguing debut from an author who is originally from the UK but now lives in Italy, where…

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NTN: The Cost of Doing Business

Written by Jonathan Ashley — As a reader of crime fiction, sometimes I get a little concerned that the novels I love glorify the criminal…

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Music for the Dead

Written by Luis Gutiérrez Maluenda, translated by Nick Caistor – It’s not often that a crime novel calls to mind the work of Boris Vian,…

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Hustle

Hotel, motel, car seat – Donny and Big Rich don’t really mind as long as their tricks pay up and they can get their hands…

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Hustle

Written by Tom Pitts — Donny and Big Rich are male prostitutes in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Their lives revolve around getting high. Heroin is…

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Black Mail

Written by Bill Daly — The first in a new series, Black Mail is a debut crime novel from Bill Daly and it’s set in…

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