England’s Finest

The exploits of extraordinary elderly eccentrics DCIs Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London are misremembered with much black humour…

Naked Came the Florida Man

Written by Tim Dorsey — ‘“Don’t shoot guns into the hurricane.” Elsewhere this would go without saying, but Floridians need to be told.’ So begins…

England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters…

Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction…

The Price You Pay

Written by Aidan Truhen — Jack Price is a coke dealing free market entrepreneur. He sells Pale Peruvian Stallion which is, in fact, grown and…

First look: Front Page Murder

It’s December 1963 and Archie Flowerdew is sitting in a cell at Wandsworth Prison waiting to be hanged. On Christmas Eve. It’s not exactly how…

Kompromat

Written by Stanley Johnson — If you’re one of the millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic who look back on the votes…

The Man Who Died

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — If you think you already know what to expect from an Antti Tuomainen crime novel, prepare…

Scratch the Surface

Written by Josh K Stevens — Midwest gangster Deuce Walsh is having a bad day. He woke up beaten and with a gun shot wound, in an…

Cookie’s Case

Cookie is an artistic dancer… Well, ok, she’s actually a stripper. She is, in fact, something of a cliché – a stripper with a heart of…

Research

Written by Philip Kerr — We all like an occasional break from our usual reading fare, and perhaps writers of long-standing series also feel the…

The Amazing Test Match Crime

We reviewed Adrian Alington’s 1939 hilarious crime novel during Classics in September 2014 where it landed a five-star rating. A shadowy organisation has hired a…

Crime Always Pays

Written by Declan Burke — This is a hard novel to describe. It combines crime, comedy and caper into a road trip across Europe. Essentially,…