Little Siberia

Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s Little Siberia is far more than a peculiar crime caper – it has a far deeper meaning, which you’ll discover when…

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…

Smoking Kills

Written by Antoine Laurain, translated by Louise Rogers-Lalaurie — The title of this book is marketing genius, with a wink in the direction of every…

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…

Little Tales of Misogyny

Written by Patricia Highsmith — The title of Patricia Highsmith’s story collection, reissued this month by Virago, remains highly provocative even 40 years after it first…

Fiddle City

Written by Dan Kavanagh — When Julian Barnes’s pseudonymous PI novel Duffy was reissued earlier this year, the literary author found himself welcomed into the…

Necropolis

If you are amused by cruel humour, then a word to the wise – don’t read this book on the bus or the train, as…

The First One You Expect

Written by Adam Cesare — There is plenty of crime fiction set in the glamorous world of Hollywood, about egomaniacal auteurs, shady producers and temperamental…

The Facts of Life and Death

Ruby Trick is an over-weight 10 year-old at a Devon primary school. Her workshy father sits at home dreaming of being a cowboy. When a…

Necropolis

Written by Guy Portman — Dyson Devereux is Head of Burials and Cemeteries for the local council of a fictional town in Essex, England. He…

Bad Monkey

Written by Carl Hiaasen — Bad Monkey is another masterpiece by Carl Hiaasen, in his usual inimitable style. Hiaasen, longtime reporter and then columnist for the…