We Were the Salt of the Sea

Written by Roxanne Bouchard, translated by David Warriner — In a world filled with high-octane, fast-paced, blood-spattered crime fiction, it’s sometimes worth taking the foot…

Glass Houses

Written by Louise Penny — One of the most haunting and lyrical novels I’ve read in recent years is The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. It…

The Quiet Man

Written by James Carol — Every so often, book critics bemoan the ongoing interest in serial killer novels. Well, there seems no end to the public fascination…

Syndrome E

Written by Franck Thilliez, translated by Mark Pilozzotti — Franck Thilliez has written many bestsellers in his native France. If his other books are of equal…

Pretty Is

Written by Maggie Mitchell — The appetite for domestic noir seems insatiable, so it’s not surprising that this debut novel by American writer Maggie Mitchell…

The Long Way Home

For long-standing fans of Penny’s Armand Gamache series, it will be a relief to know that retirement does not slow down this former Head of…

The Bone Seeker

Written by MJ McGrath — After adventures taking in Ellesmere Island and Greenland in White Heat, and Alasaka in The Boy in the Snow, Edie…

The Long Way Home

Written by Louise Penny — Louise Penny has a devoted audience of readers who eagerly await each of her novels featuring Québecois detective Armand Gamache…

The Poisoned Pawn

Written by Peggy Blair — Like many other crime fiction readers, I was bowled over by Canadian author Peggy Blair’s debut novel The Beggars’ Opera…

Entry Island

Written by Peter May — 2013 ended with me choosing my top five books of the year, and among them was The Chessmen by Peter…

Always Watching

Written by Chevy Stevens — One of my top five crime fiction books of 2013 was Too Dark to Sleep, which featured a police detective…

Interview: Peter May

Novelist, TV writer and producer Peter May is best known for his highly acclaimed Lewis Trilogy, which to date has sold more than a million…