The Smiling Man

Written by Joseph Knox — Razor-sharp with blunt-talking northerners, literary but spiked with page-turning ferocity, tragedy laced with hope and a convincing cop anti-hero who…

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…

Stillhouse Lake

Written by Rachel Caine — A drunk driver loses control of his vehicle and hits a house in Wichita, Kansas, shattering the lives of Gina…

The Fourth Monkey

Written by JD Barker — We all know the proverb of the three wise monkeys – ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’. But…

The Intrusions

Written by Stav Sherez — Madison Carter is in hysterics in the Bayswater police station as she reports the abduction of her friend Anna Becker. Initially, DS Geneva Miller…

Blue Light Yokohama

Written by Nicolas Obregon – What an entertaining debut! Told almost exclusively from the perspective of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector Kosuke Iwata, it’s a…

NTN: Murder on the Marsh

Written by Anne Penketh — Freelance political journalist turned author Anne Penketh made her fiction writing debut in 2015 with Food Fight, a novel set…

The Silent Dead

Written by Tetsuya Honda, translated by Giles Murray — Recently I lamented the decline of the classic police procedural – but how quickly I’ve been…

Sonata of the Dead

Written by Conrad Williams — Dust and Desire, the first Joel Sorrell thriller, was a wonderful surprise from Conrad Williams. Previously best known for his dark fantasy…

Perfect Days

Written by Raphael Montes, translated by Alison Entrain — Sometimes, reading Crime Fiction Lover is like taking a trip around the world. We take you to…

Blood Mist

Written by Mark Roberts — Ever heard that definition of a newspaper: black and white and read all over? It’s a description that could equally…

Career of Evil

Written by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister — In the Acknowledgements for this new crime thriller, Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) says she’s never enjoyed…

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders

Written by Soji Shimada, translated by Ross and Shika Mackenzie — Author Soji Shimada, whose groundbreaking 1981 novel has recently been translated afresh by Pushkin Press, is…