Investigations in Auschwitz

On the Radar — This week’s new books column opens with the latest inventive novel by Chris Petit, who has set Pale Horse Riding within…

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On Copper Street

Written by Chris Nickson — Detective Inspector Harper makes his way toward Copper Street to see the body of Henry White, a man released from…

Short wait til The Long Drop

On the Radar — Anyone who read our most wanted books of 2017 feature late last year will know that we’ve been anticipating The Long…

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Spriteby: Top five books of 2016

2016 has been quite a year for historical crime fiction lovers. The year isn’t over yet, and there are still plenty of books coming out. TE Kinsey,…

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The Iron Water

Written by Chris Nickson — The author Chris Nickson has made his name synonymous with the city of Leeds, and has set various novels and…

Modern Crimes

Written by Chris Nickson — No author has used the city of Leeds as a backdrop for crime stories so profoundly as Chris Nickson. From…

Two Bronze Pennies

Written by Chris Nickson — We first met Inspector Tom Harper in Gods of Gold. Now he returns, newly married, but still trying to keep…

Dark Briggate Blues

Written by Chris Nickson — With his in-depth knowledge of Leeds and its history, and a love for writing novels set in various past eras, Chris Nickson is making…

Back to Barchester

On the Radar — Anthony Trollope visits his own fictional cathedral city of Barchester in our headline title this week, while in the present day…

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Gods of Gold

Written by Chris Nickson — In the Yorkshire city of Leeds, there is a massive gulf between the rich and the poor. It is 1890,…

Jack Reacher gets Personal

On the Radar — Yes, this week we have the return of Reacher, but also some historical crime fiction, a crime-laden adventure in Mexico, the…

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Missing, presumed dead…

On the Radar — Every Thursday we bring you a list of new crime fiction releases for you to add to your TBR pile. Today…

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The Constant Lovers

Written by Chris Nickson — Alongside the current popularity of period drama, there seems to be a growing interest in historical crime fiction. Certainly plenty…