The Martian Girl

Written by Andrew Martin — What a great title for a crime novel, and with the cover swirling together current and historical London landmarks and a…

The Cypher Bureau

Written by Eilidh McGinness — Although readers around the world are familiar with the accomplishments of Alan Turing and the British code-breaking team at Bletchley…

Savage Liberty

Written by Eliot Pattison — Revisionist historical fiction can sometimes feel like it’s trying too hard to reinterpret the past via the lens of modern sensibilities. On…

Smoke and Ashes

Written by Abir Mukherjee — There has been a burning fire of anticipation for the third adventure of Captain Sam Wyndham in colonial Calcutta where the…

Historical Noir

Written by Barry Forshaw — The pocket essential guide to fiction, film and TV in the sub-genre of historical noir from one of the crime genre’s…

A Baby’s Bones

Written by Rebecca Alexander — Former psychologist Rebecca Alexander certainly knows how to mess with your mind, as evidenced by this debut novel which introduces…

It Begins in Betrayal

Written by Iona Whishaw — If you’re after historical crime with a strong backbone but also an air of genteel cosiness about it, then the Lane…

Chicago

Written by David Mamet — David Mamet is best known for his work in theatre. His Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross…

A tribute to Philip Kerr

Crime fiction lovers were stunned and saddened to learn yesterday of the death of Philip Kerr, one of the UK’s leading authors of historical crime…

The Shadow Killer

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Iceland’s leading crime author is best known for his novels featuring the Reykjavik detective, Erlendur. He…

A Darker State

Written by David Young — This is the third in David Young’s award-winning series of police procedurals about life in East Germany in the mid-1970s. Following Stasi…

Nine Lessons

There are two real life classic fiction writers for the price of one in Nicola Upson’s seventh book in a series featuring Golden Age crime…