The Mountain

Written by Luca D’Andrea, translated by Howard Curtis — When a debut Italian crime thriller has been translated in 30 countries and its author has…

The Scarred Woman

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Rigmor Zimmermann is dead. Bludgeoned. Her body has been found in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen…

The Seagull

Written by Ann Cleeves — Crime fiction authors seem to follow a trend. Remember when every other book had the word ‘girl’ in the title?…

Faithless

Written by Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett — Despite the unabated passion for Scandinavian crime fiction, Norwegian author Kjell Ola Dahl is not…

Cambridge Black

Written by Allison Bruce — Nadine is walking home with her boyfriend after a gig she has played in Cambridge. They head to Theo’s, a big,…

Rupture

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Iceland’s modern answer to Agatha Christie is back in fine fettle, with a tale of two mysteries set in the northernmost…

The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

Candles and Roses

Written by Alex Walters — Are you ready for a trip to the Highlands? Because bodies have started appearing on the Black Isle and it…

Rather Be the Devil

Written by Ian Rankin — John Rebus might have retired from the police in 2007, but he just couldn’t stay away from the action. Since his…

Out of Bounds

Written by Val McDermid — Chain-reading crime fiction is a seriously satisfying hobby, but not the most sociable if we’re honest. It’s all very well…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

Last Light

CJ Lyons immerses us in small town Texas in this cold case thriller. Ex-FBI agent Lucy Guardino is head hunted by a consulting agency that tries…

The Bitter Season

Written by Tami Hoag — The Bitter Season is Hoag’s latest crime thriller featuring the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based team of police detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki…

Where Roses Never Die

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — It’s been three years since Bergen PI Varg Veum tragically lost his girlfriend in We Shall Inherit…