The Shape of Night

Written by Tess Gerritsen — She’s an author best known for her Rizzoli and Isles series, but when we interviewed Tess Gerritsen in 2017, she…

How it Happened

American writer Michael Koryta is finding the transition from promising newcomer to established bestselling author and easy one. In How It Happened, FBI agent Rob…

How it Happened

Written by Michael Koryta — It was Rob Barrett’s academic research into criminal interrogation which led him to join the FBI, and it was his reputation…

The Woman in the Woods

Written by John Connolly — The Charlie Parker series has been thrilling fans for nearly 20 years. Every Dead Thing introduced the American ex-cop and private…

A Game of Ghosts

Written by John Connolly – Charlie Parker is back. He is hired by the FBI’s Special Agent-in-Charge Edgar Ross to find the private investigator Jaycob…

The River at Night

Written by Erica Ferencik — The buzz for this thriller started last year, when an advance proof arrived in a waterproof pouch with a little torch,…

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…

Cold Blood, Hot Sea

Written by Charlene D’Avanzo — This amateur sleuth story, billed as ‘A Mara Tusconi Mystery’ introduces Mara, age 31, whose work at the Maine Oceanographic Institute…

A Time of Torment

Written by John Connolly — John Connolly’s distinctive blend of human villainy and supernatural forces have won him a huge army of admirers since he…

The Kind Worth Killing

Written by Peter Swanson — This book begins with a scenario eerily reminiscent of the classic Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train (written by the excellent Patricia…

Massacre Pond

Written by Paul Doiron — It should be autumn in the dense wilderness of the Maine backwoods, but it is unseasonably hot. People are still…

The Wolf in Winter

Written by John Connolly — The village of Prosperous, Maine, is aptly named. Everyone is comfortably well-off. Folk in Prosperous look after one another, but…

Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book…

Trespasser

Written by Paul Doiron — When winter slowly turns into spring in Maine, they call it Mud Season. It is both a curse and a…