Quarry’s War issue 1

Written by Max Allan Collins, drawn by Szymon Kudranski — In the middle of 2016, throwback pulp crime publisher Hard Case Crime announced it was getting…

Interview: Gregory W Beaubien

Before he started writing novels, Gregory W Beaubien developed his writing skills and eye for telling detail as a journalist and feature writer. He’s now…

The Fourth Monkey

Written by JD Barker — We all know the proverb of the three wise monkeys – ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’. But…

Fallout

Written by Sara Paretsky — Some crime series stretch themselves too thinly, eventually petering out, plots so transparent you can see the joins a mile…

Parallel Lines

Written by Steven Savile — Parallel Lines is a high concept thriller about a bank robbery. The idea is nice and neat: what if the people in…

Epiphany Jones

Written by Michael Grothaus — Epiphany has a mutilated ear, hair as dark as a raven’s wing and hears voices from God, telling her what to…

The Second Life of Nick Mason

Written by Steve Hamilton — Shall we start with the first life of Nick Mason? He was born in Canaryville, an Irish suburb of Chicago. He grew…

Jump Cut

Written by Libby Fischer Hellmann — In Jump Cut, Chicago-based thriller author Hellmann brings her outspoken heroine Ellie Foreman back for another exciting adventure after…

The Perfectionist

Written by Simon Duke — Let’s start with a YouTube trailer, with some graphic images and moody music – The Perfectionist. Getting the idea? The…

Disintegration

Written by Richard Thomas — Anyone familiar with Thomas’s neo-noir anthology The New Black will know the author is a fan of the dark stuff.…

Critical Mass

Written by Sara Paretsky — As all die-hard crime fiction fans know, some of the world’s best-selling authors aren’t happy unless they churn out book…

Interview: Ari Marmell

Today we welcome the American author Ari Marmell to the site. The author of Hot Lead, Cold Iron, has a big reputation in horror and…

Hot Lead, Cold Iron

Written by Ari Marmell — Mick Oberon belongs to the classic school of the pulp PI. He works out of a cramped office with two…

The Silent Wife

Written by ASA Harrison – Publishers and readers alike have been searching for the ‘new’ Gone Girl, following the critical and commercial success of Gillian…

Homicide 69

Written by Sam Reaves — We get dozens of review requests each week from authors and publishers. The books range from mainstream work by best-selling…