Little Siberia

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In some ways, Little Siberia is reminiscent of Antti Tuomainen’s very first novel, The Healer, which…

Back Door to Hell

Written by Paul Gadsby — Nate doesn’t have a plan, all he has is first degree burns on the soles of his feet after a run-in…

Bluff

Written by Michael Kardos — Reading Bluff brings to mind Christopher Nolan’s movie of feuding magicians, The Prestige. In it there’s a scene explaining the three…

Don’t Look For Me

Written by Mason Cross — New York, 2010. Carol Langford receives a phone call. The line is terrible. Carter Blake, 7,000 miles away and injured, tells Carol…

It’s Reservoir Dogs – the game

It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Quentin Tarantino brought us his own take on the hardboiled heist scenario with Reservoir Dogs.…

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Parallel Lines

Written by Steven Savile — Parallel Lines is a high concept thriller about a bank robbery. The idea is nice and neat: what if the people in…

All Kinds of Dead

Written by James Craig — The first Inspector Carlyle novel came out in 2011 and already the ninth in the series has arrived. At the same…

Gunshine State

Written by Andrew Nette — “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.” That’s how Queensland, Australia’s advertising campaign Sunshine State describes the weather in the country’s second…

Dark Heart, Heavy Soul

Written by Keith Nixon — Yes, the author is a contributor here on Crime Fiction Lover, but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean he gets an easy…

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…

Black Wings Has My Angel

This re-issued Elliott Chaze novel offers up a delicious trip into the noir past, and holds you in its grip. Originally published in 1954, the…

Black Wings Has My Angel

Written by Elliott Chaze — This is a 2016 reissue by The New York Review of Books of a Mississippi newspaperman’s best noir crime novel,…

The Father

Anton Svensson is actually the combined talent of Wallander screenwriter Stefan Thunberg and crime novelist Anders Roslund. This sweeping tale of a band of brothers…

The Father

Written by Anton Svensson — The success of Scandinavian television crime shows like Wallander, The Killing, and The Bridge has emboldened some of the region’s seasoned creators to…

Tennison

Written by Lynda La Plante — Jane Tennison, a young policewoman fresh out of Hendon Training College, makes the daily journey from her parents’ comfortable…