The Mountain

Written by Luca D’Andrea, translated by Howard Curtis — When a debut Italian crime thriller has been translated in 30 countries and its author has…

IQ

Brilliantly logical African-American teenager Isaiah Quintabe, private detective, is the protagonist of Joe Ide’s debut novel, which recently won a Shamus award. This street-smart Sherlock…

And So It Began

Written by Owen Mullen — It’s brave of a resident of Scotland and the Greek Islands to write a police procedural set in one of…

Dig Two Graves

Written by Keith Nixon — Here’s an author and former Crime Fiction Lover contributor who has carved himself a niche in the world of Brit…

Race to the Kill

Written by Helen Cadbury — The publication of this third, page-turning novel in the Sean Denton series is bittersweet, coming three months after the death of…

The Eulogist

Written by Jeffrey B Burton — The Eulogist is book three in Jeffrey B Burton’s Agent Drew Cady series. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read…

Bolt Action Remedy

Written by JJ Hensley — The winter sport of biathlon combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. Athletes taking part combine heart-pumping physical endurance with cool and…

Wychwood

Written by George Mann — Wychwood is the first in a new series of mysteries by an author who in the past has created a number…

The Scarred Woman

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Rigmor Zimmermann is dead. Bludgeoned. Her body has been found in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen…

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…

CIS: Rim of the Pit revisited

Today, when lists of new crime and thriller books are saturated with stories involving ever-more numerous and gruesome deaths for their fictional characters, a look…

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The Seagull

Written by Ann Cleeves — Crime fiction authors seem to follow a trend. Remember when every other book had the word ‘girl’ in the title?…