Jack Reacher immortalised in song

What do you get for the crime fiction lover who has everything? How about Just the Clothes on My Back by the American roots rock…

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The Martian Girl

Written by Andrew Martin — What a great title for a crime novel, and with the cover swirling together current and historical London landmarks and a…

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Back Up

Written by Paul Colize, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie — This crime thriller by Belgian writer Paul Colize about a British rock band was short-listed…

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The Run-Out Groove

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective, whose name remains a secret, returns for a second escapade. Last year’s Written in Dead Wax was an…

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The Vinyl Detective

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective isn’t actually a real detective. He’s just a young, single Londoner whose name is never revealed. A jazz…

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NTN: Erik Axl Sund interviewed

Crime fiction readers and publishers alike continue to ride the popular wave of Nordic noir, ever scanning the horizon for the next Stieg Larsson. Newcomers…

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The Corruption of Chastity

Written by Frank Westworth — One look at the cover of this book, and you know that Chastity has been well and truly corrupted. Frank…

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QUIZ: Name that UK crime show tune

This weekend we have a musical treat for lovers of British crime fiction, and a chance to win big thanks to Penguin Books. First of…

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When I was a runaway, by Peter May

On 15 January, Quercus is publishing Peter May’s latest book, Runaway. Well known for his Lewis trilogy – set in the Hebridean Islands – as…

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Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Written by Sara Gran — It’s an audacious move putting the name of your detective in the title of a novel, but Claire DeWitt is…

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Interview: Jake Woodhouse

New author Jake Woodhouse recently secured a publishing deal with none other than Penguin Books. Set in Amsterdam, his debut novel is After the Silence…

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Look who’s writing for us XI

Today we’re welcoming a brand new writer to the Crime Fiction Lover team. Andre Paine is a journalist based in London who regularly covers music,…

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Ordinary Grace

It’s the summer of 1961 in the small town of New Bremen, Minnesota. William Kent Kreuger’s story concerns the Drum family, but more particularly the…

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Top 20 songs for crime fiction lovers

Many a contemporary crime fiction novel rocks along to a certain soundtrack – authors often use them to engage the reader a little more and…

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Ordinary Grace

Written by William Kent Krueger — William Kent Krueger is already well known for his Cork O’Conner mystery series, but he has given us something a…

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The Late Greats

New Holland was Hull’s most successful band of the 1990s and lured by the prospect of a big payday, and thanks to the machinations of…

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