Suicide is painless

On the Radar — Suicide is a staple cause of death in crime fiction. At first, anyhow. Soon the detectives find out that what looks…

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Class Murder

Written by Leigh Russell – Detective Geraldine Steel is back for her 10th case, but this time the former Met officer has been demoted from…

Acts of Violence, and more…

On the Radar — It might seem strange that publishing should have lean times and fat times, but February is certainly when the first shoots…

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Holmes, passion and murder

On the Radar — Three Sherlock Holmes short stories feature this week in The Redacted Sherlock Holmes by Orlando Pearson, and we’ve got an alternative…

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Killer Plan

Written by Leigh Russell — In 2009, this Leigh Russell was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Cut Short, the first book…

Small, but perfectly formed

On the Radar — This week we have our usual choice of full length novels, but also several novellas and a collection of short stories.…

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A different French connection

On the Radar — No, there hasn’t been a re-issue of the great 1971 movie. Our French connection this week is via two new novels set…

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Stop Dead

Written by Leigh Russell — Since being shortlisted in 2009 for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger, British crime author Leigh Russell has seen each of her…

Dead End

Written by Leigh Russell — Dead End is the third book in the Geraldine Steel series from writer Leigh Russell. With Russell’s first book Cut Short…