Nagaisayonara: Top five books of 2018

Every year there’s one standout book that I know as soon as I finish it will take the number one spot on my top five…

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A report from Bloody Scotland 2018

There was plenty of near bloodshed going on at the annual Caledonian shindig with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers band murdering songs for a laugh,…

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The Killing Habit

Written by Mark Billingham — DI Tom Thorne is back, teaming up with DI Nicola Tanner to catch a killer whose victims are all on…

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Do you believe?

On the Radar — There’s a bit of a religious theme emerging among some of the books in this week’s new crime fiction report. In…

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CrimeFictionLover: Top five books of 2017

Is it too negative to say that 2017 was not a sizzler for crime fiction? The much anticipated film version of Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman…

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A Stab in the Dark returns

Award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham has returned to the world of podcasts this week, hosting a new series investigating the worlds of crime fiction and TV…

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Bloody Scotland crime festival revelations

Bloody Scotland has announced its line up of crime-writing suspects and is staging its gala opening of the annual crime festival this year in Stirling…

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Love Like Blood

Written by Mark Billingham — It must be easy for a series author to fall into a pattern, giving us murder by numbers and keeping an established…

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It’s a matter of honour

On the Radar — Social relevance is one of the number one topics discussed by authors at crime fiction festivals these days, particularly with all the…

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Domestic noir on Brum Radio…

Brum Radio is an internet radio station set up in Birmingham that hosts its Books Show every Friday at 1pm. Once in a while they focus…

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Die of Shame

Written by Mark Billingham — Mark Billingham is celebrated for his long-running police procedural series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne. Like all good writers, however, he…

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It all drops on 5 May

On the Radar — 5 May is a big date on the publishing calendar, with a range of big releases landing and plenty of smaller…

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The best of Brit noir with Barry Forshaw

With his new book Brit Noir : The Pocket Essential Guide to British Crime Fiction due out on 24 March, we invited crime fiction expert Barry…

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Crime Scene magazine issue 3 is here!

The third issue of Future Publishing’s glossy magazine devoted to crime fiction has landed. Weighing in at 132 pages and for £7.99 on the newsstand,…

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The Quiet Ones

Written by Betsy Reavley — As Mark Billingham pointed out in an insightful essay a few years ago, the key to genuine suspense is to be found…

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