The Chain

Written by Adrian McKinty — If you’ve gotten comfortable with Adrian McKinty’s series featuring the knock ’em sock ’em Belfast detective Sean Duffy, then get…

Charlesgate Confidential

Scott Von Doviak’s debut is the complete package. It has ambition. The narrative is split in to three parts, 1946, 1986, and 2014. There is…

I Know a Secret

Written by Tess Gerritsen — Over the course of 12 books, the partnership of Rizzoli and Isle has become as well-established as, say, Laurel and…

Since We Fell

Written by Dennis Lehane — Rachel Childs shoots her husband dead on a boat in Boston harbour in the opening sentence of Since We Fell, the…

Die Again

Written by Tess Gerritsen — The last crime novel that I read which was set in Botswana was one of the No1 Ladies Detective Agency series,…

Flesh and Blood

Written by Patricia Cornwell — Have you ever been stuck in an interminable traffic jam on the motorway? One where time seems to slow down…

The PI Case Files – Part 2

Welcome to the second of four articles we’re presenting, in which we’ll tell you about 12 of the best private investigators throughout all of crime…

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The Other Woman

Written by Hank Phillippi Ryan – The Other Woman is a title, and a phrase, shot through with double meaning in Ryan’s engaging thriller. Double…

In Pursuit of Spenser

Edited by Otto Penzler – In Pursuit of Spenser will certainly shed some light on its titular iconic PI. But Otto Penzler’s edited collection of…

Sistine

Written by Michael Hogan — If you love a comfortable murder-detection-solution book, then look away now. Oh, yes, there’s one other thing. Are you a…

A Killer’s Essence

Written by Dave Zeltserman — Dave Zeltserman’s Monster was the first book I read by the author and I was blown away. So, when I…

CIS: Deadly Image revisited

Classics in September -– George Harmon Coxe is largely forgotten now, though his career is emblematic of the development of American crime fiction. Coxe began…

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