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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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For Those Who Know the Ending

Written by Malcolm Mackay — Martin Sivok wakes up in a deserted warehouse. He is tied to a chair and the balaclava he was wearing earlier has…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Three Little Pigs: A Story

Written by Apostolos Doxiadis — Already known for inventing the genre of mathematical fiction with his peculiar novel Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture, and with…

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Murder Never Knocks

Written by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins — As the creator of the iconic PI Mike Hammer, hardboiled author Mickey Spillane needs no introduction.…

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Quarry’s Deal

Written by Max Allan Collins — Max Allan Collins, the writer of the original graphic novel The Road to Perdition that became the popular film, has been…

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Highbridge

Written by Phil Redmond — He’s a name synonymous with hard-hitting TV dramas like Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, but can Phil Redmond cut the mustard…

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Nausea

Written by Ed Kurtz — Although Kurtz had been published previously, 2014 was something of a breakout year for him. His output included two well-received…

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