Virtual Sabotage

Written by Julie Hyzy — In a year when information technology’s dark side has been prominent in the news cycle, author Julie Hyzy presents a…

Shell Game

Written by Sara Paretsky — The shell game goes back centuries. It’s that tricksy little number so beloved of magicians and roadside shysters, whereby a…

Chicago

Written by David Mamet — David Mamet is best known for his work in theatre. His Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross…

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…