The Molten City

Written by Chris Nickson — The publication of The Molten City comes as Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of writing historical crime fiction set…

Interview: Chris Nickson

Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of crime writing about Leeds with the publication of his 22nd novel, The Molten City, on 31 March. He…

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…