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Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende

Translated by Tim Gutteridge — One of the pleasures of reading international crime fiction is heightened awareness that the diabolical imagination is alive and kicking in authors everywhere. Uruguay probably isn’t at the top of your list of places where clever crimes are hatched –…
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Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction genre. He has written dystopian noir (The Healer), an ecothriller (The Mine) and black comedy (The Man Who Died). In…
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Tag – You're Dead

Written by Douglas Skelton — Former journalist, ex-drug addict, current private eye and perennial trouble-magnet Dominic Queste was first introduced to readers last year in The Dead Don’t Boogie, which earned five stars on this site and won praise far and wide. He proved an entertaining companion…
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The Collection

Written by Lance Charnes — In this first-person caper, set in the present day, narrator Matt Friedrich encounters a whole clockwork factory ticking toward deadlines, with the emphasis on ‘dead’. If he doesn’t find certain stolen art, the women in his life will be dead at…
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