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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…