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,…

Good Friday

Written by Lynda La Plante — The detective Jane Tennison needs little introduction thanks to the stellar success of the television series Prime Suspect. First appearing…

CIS: Frequent Hearses

Written by Edmund Crispin — Between 1944 and 1977, Robert Bruce Montgomery wrote a string of novels under the name Edmund Crispin. Today he is considered…

The Word is Murder

Written by Anthony Horowitz — Here at Crime Fiction Lover we always get really excited when Horowitz has another novel published – for one thing reviews…

Carnivore

Written by Jonathan Lyon — A detective with a drinking problem and a failed marriage. A hitman who finds a conscience. The psychologically damaged character…

Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…

Enter the Dark

Written by Chris Thomas — When Joe Henderson is introduced to the deep web by his friend, Billy, he has no idea of the mess it…

They All Fall Down

Written by Tammy Cohen — Hannah is a recent patient in a women’s low security psychiatric facility called The Meadows outside London. Why she’s there…

Femme Fatale

Written by Dominic Piper — The concept of les femmes fatales is older than crime fiction itself – female characters whose charms and influence propel…

The Orphans

Written by Annemarie Neary — After her debut thriller Siren blended together crime, politics and history, Annemarie Neary once again defies genre and expectations, this time…

The Secrets She Keeps

Written by Michael Robotham — So many books create earworms, either through their titles – think Ragdoll by Daniel Cole or William Shaw’s Sympathy for…

Ask No Questions

Written by Lisa Hartley — Lisa Hartley is best known for her DS Catherine Bishop books, but here she introduces us to Detective Caelan (pronounced…

Sympathy for the Devil

William Shaw’s Sympathy for the Devil sways to the samba beat of 1960s London as DS Cathal Breen investigates the death of a Polish prostitute.…

Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

Written by Gyles Brandreth – The Whitechapel Murders that occurred in London in 1888 have provided seemingly endless inspiration for writerly speculation. Latest in this…

Trust Me

Written by Angela Clarke — How can you solve a crime when the witness has no proof it ever occurred? It’s an interesting premise as…

The Dark Isle

Written by Clare Carson –– In the concluding part of the Sam Coyle trilogy, the daughter of an undercover agent travels to Orkney, where she spent childhood…