No Way to Die

Written by PA De Voe — If you want a total escape from Brexit and Trump, PA De Voe’s second Ming Dynasty mystery, No Way…

Death Notice

Written by Zhou Haohui, translated by Zac Haluza — A modern action and psychological thriller by a Chinese writer based in China with political themes? Is…

The Fire Maker

Written by Peter May — Crime fiction fans know and love Peter May for his very atmospheric Lewis trilogy and we’ve reviewed The Chessmen and a recent standalone…

Death of a Blue Lantern

Written by Christopher West — Pageturners is a new imprint focusing on crime and thrillers, and releasing them as ebooks. The other day we reviewed Dead…

False Nine

Written by Philip Kerr — Philip Kerr’s  Bernie Gunther novels are wonderfully written, tense historical mysteries with the perfect amount of historical research, and unlike…

CIS: Judge Dee, China’s Sherlock

The story of how Dutch diplomat Robert van Gulik came to write the 16 murder mysteries featuring legendary Tang Dynasty jurist Dee Jen-djieh – AKA…

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Before It’s Too Late

Written by Jane Isaac — There is a seemingly unquenchable thirst for police procedurals among crime fiction fans, and this one certainly scores high marks…

Interview: Bernard Besson

When you read a thriller by Bernard Besson, you can be pretty sure he knows what he is talking about. The author is a former…

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