The Interpreter

Written by AJ Sidransky —World War II and the excesses of the Nazi regime have provided endless inspiration for crime and thriller writers. While I’ve…

The Molten City

Written by Chris Nickson — The publication of The Molten City comes as Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of writing historical crime fiction set…

Interview: Chris Nickson

Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of crime writing about Leeds with the publication of his 22nd novel, The Molten City, on 31 March. He…

The Coldest Warrior

Written by Paul Vidich — The boundaries between espionage and crime fiction sometimes can be murky and hard to define, and other times clear as…

Under Occupation

Written by Alan Furst — Political thriller writer Alan Furst is the master of ‘storm clouds massing over Europe’ novels, set in the 1930s. His…

Hitler’s Secret

Written by Rory Clements — Cambridge professor Tom Wilde has more than an academic interest in espionage. He has risked his life over three previous…

Curious Toys

In this historical thriller set in the summer of 1915, Elizabeth Hand introduces us to her adolescent heroine, Pin, who lives with her mother amongst…

The Vanished Bride

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë become female detectives when they set off across the wet and wild Yorkshire moors in pursuit of the truth in…

Stasi Winter

Written by David Young — Stasi Winter is the fifth novel in the Stasi series featuring Karin Müller of the People’s Police in East Germany.…

The Vanished Bride

Written by Bella Ellis — Would you believe the premise that three spinster sisters living in a Victorian parsonage would have the experience and nous to solve…

The Bells of Hell

Written by Michael Kurland — If you fondly remember Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man as a refreshingly witty corrective for 21st century…

Man at the Window

Written by Robert Jeffreys — In recent years, crime fiction set in Australia has been a huge hit with readers worldwide – think The Dry…

Death in the East

Written by Abir Mukherjee — The acclaimed Wyndham and Banerjee historical crime series returns with a fourth instalment. Was it really in 2016 that The…

Curious Toys

Written by Elizabeth Hand — It is over three years since Elizabeth Hand released a crime novel – 2016’s Hard Light continued her run of…