CIS: The Big Sleep revisited

It’s impossible to imagine a proper historical survey of noir fiction without reference to Philip Marlowe, the iconic character created by Raymond Chandler in his ground-breaking 1939 debut…

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She Rides Shotgun

When Nate McClusky refuses to work for Aryan Steel he doesn’t put just his own life in danger but those of his family too. Jordan…

Triggerman

Written by Walter Hill and Matz, artwork by Jef – American film director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48Hrs) and French writer Matz met when Hill…

She Rides Shotgun

Written by Jordan Harper — Whichever category you choose to assign She Rides Shotgun to – debut novel, chase thriller, hardboiled man-out-of-prison drama, or even twisted coming of…

Prussian Blue

Written by Philip Kerr – If you’ve tried your hand at art, you might know that Prussian Blue is a dark pigment used in paints. You…

Bad Boy Boogie

Written by Thomas Pluck — New Jersey native Thomas Pluck has been a part of the American crime fiction indie scene for a while now. He…

What You Break

Written by Reed Farrel Coleman — The latest crime novel by Reed Farrel Coleman features his retired Suffolk County cop John Augustus (Gus) Murphy, first introduced in last…

Sirens

Written by Joseph Knox — Disgraced Detective Constable Aidan Waits has been caught stealing drugs and publicly humiliated. His boss, Superintendent Parrs, is an uncompromising Scot…

Blonde Ice

Written by RG Belsky — This is the fourth crime mystery in the series featuring New York Daily News reporter Gil Malloy, dogged practitioner of…

Tommy Red

Written by Charlie Stella — It is nearly four years since Rough Riders, a fictionalisation of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger‘s story, topped my end of year…

The Second Life of Nick Mason

Written by Steve Hamilton — Shall we start with the first life of Nick Mason? He was born in Canaryville, an Irish suburb of Chicago. He grew…

Murder Never Knocks

Written by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins — As the creator of the iconic PI Mike Hammer, hardboiled author Mickey Spillane needs no introduction.…

Quarry’s Deal

Written by Max Allan Collins — Max Allan Collins, the writer of the original graphic novel The Road to Perdition that became the popular film, has been…