The Cossack

Written by KJ Lawrence — Though this debut espionage thriller kicks off with a murder in winter 2014, it’s not the usual intercontinental bloodbath. In fact,…

The List

Written by Michael Brissenden — Australia’s terror watch list is getting shorter and shorter. Someone is taking them out one by one. A single shot to…

The Final Hour

Written by Tom Wood — The man known only as Victor is a professional assassin. He has worked off the books for a number of countries’…

Freefall

Written by Brian Lutterman — Pen Wilkinson has appeared in two previous books in this contemporary amateur sleuth series, and author Brian Lutterman gets points…

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…

Burning Bright

Written by Nick Petrie — Nick Petrie’s debut, The Drifter, was our favourite first novel of 2016. So, 2017 starts with a bang for the…

The Mine

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — Janne Vuori, an idealistic investigative journalist on the staff of Helsinki Today, has a thankless job and a failing…

NTN: Bitter Water Blues

Written by Patrick Shawn Bagley — Brooklyn, 2005, is where things begin in Patrick Shawn Bagley’s debut, published by indie outfit 280 Steps. Joey Connolly is…

CIS: Debt to Pay

Written by Reed Farrel Coleman – Robert B Parker may have passed away in 2010, but thanks to writers like Ace Atkins and now Reed Farrel…

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…

Long Time Lost

Written by Chris Ewan — You’re a long time dead. So the saying goes. And if you happen to cross one of North West England’s…

Three Little Pigs

Apostolos Doxiadis used to write graphic novels, but here brings a fresh take on mafia revenge, told from the perspective of a mysterious old man.…

Dodgers

Written by Bill Beverly — A modern crime classic in the tradition of Richard Price’s Clockers, Dodgers is the story of a youthful soldier in…