Fishermen of Kérity

Written by Peter James Quirk — In 1959, when Peter James Quirk’s protagonist Tommy Kiernan goes in search of his past, he finds a more…

Lever Templar

Written by Matt Gianni — Alternating chapters of his new thriller from Matt Gianni unfold in two time periods, the early 14th century and the…

No Way to Die

Written by PA De Voe — If you want a total escape from Brexit and Trump, PA De Voe’s second Ming Dynasty mystery, No Way…

Council

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — This author started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir…

This Storm

Written by James Ellroy — In this follow-up to 2014’s somewhat overlong Perfidia, the author moves his story about the Irish cop Dudley Smith on…

Metropolis

Written by Philip Kerr — The tragic passing of Philip Kerr last year means that Metropolis is the last book in his hugely popular historical…

Nemesis

If you’ve read the previous two adventures by Rory Clements featuring Cambridge professor Tom Wilde, you will know that he has little time to bury himself in…

Kin

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — So, what sort of crime fiction do you like? Nordic noir? Domestic noir? Historical? One of the good things about…

The Courier

Written by Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett — Lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction will know Kjell Ola Dahl’s police procedurals, which are set…

Interview: David Laws

Writing punchy copy comes naturally to David Laws. He spent most of his life as a journalist writing for national and local newspapers, and has…

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The Elegant Lie

Written by Sam Eastland — The year is 1949 and Nathan Carter walks out of prison in Cologne and into the nascent Cold War. Back…

Murder in Park Lane

Written by Karen Charlton — Some book titles are far too clever for their own good and can leave the reader puzzled. An oblique reference…