Juliet & Romeo

The ultimate love story is also a crime story at heart, strewn as it is with murders, a gang war, suicides and a dark sense…

Juliet & Romeo

Written by David Hewson — Violent gangs roaming city streets looking for trouble. Murder. Illicit love. Poison. Suicide. And what amounts to the sale of…

The Dark Angel

Written by Elly Griffiths — The Dr Ruth Galloway series has reached book 10 and she’s come a long way since The Crossing Places was…

The Mountain

Luca D’Andrea’s international best-seller The Mountain is a perceptive psychological thriller. In the Dolomite mountains where Germany and Italy collide, first-person narrator Jeremiah Salinger determines…

The Girl in the Fog

Written by Donato Carrisi, translated by Howard Curtis — Two months after a 15-year-old girl goes missing in the fog while on the way to church…

The Devil’s Daughters

Written by Diana Bretherick — Formerly a criminal barrister, Diana Bretherick now lectures in criminology at the University of Portsmouth. In 2012, she won the Good…

The Lost Swimmer

Written by Ann Turner — Since its release in Australia earlier this month, Ann Turner’s debut The Lost Swimmer has topped the bestseller list of several…

By Its Cover

Written by Donna Leon — Donna Leon is one of the leading lights of crime fiction set in Italy. She has made the Venetian lagoon…

The Abomination

Written by Jonathan Holt — In Venice, a woman’s body, clothed in the robes of a Catholic priest, washes up during one of the city’s…

A Venetian Moon

Written by Bill Rogers — After a career in education, helping improve schools in the Manchester area, Bill Rogers decided to become a crime author.…

Reunion with Death

Written by Sheila Connolly — Cosy mystery fans will be familiar with the work of bestselling American author Sheila Connolly. She’s probably best known for…

At the End of a Dull Day

In choosing this as her standout book of 2013, Marina Sofia found this, “Darker than dark, with fiercely black humour and a callous attitude towards…

SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not…