Mr Either/Or

Written by Aaron Poochigian — Epic crime novels written in verse don’t come along too often and Poochigian has written a remarkable book. It is ablaze…

Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt’s brand of modern noir with an Aussie twist has won him awards and praise Down Under, and his latest twisted revenge tale is…

The Snowman – audiobook

Written by Jo Nesbø, narrated by Robin Sachs — As the film of Jo Nesbø’s quintessential police procedural The Snowman (2007) comes to the big…

Black Teeth

Written by Zane Lovitt — Documentary filmmaker and author Zane Lovitt is a long-time member of the Melbourne crime-writing scene, putting out a bunch of short…

CIS: Tomato Red revisited

Written by Daniel Woodrell — Daniel Woodrell is a Missouri-born American novelist and short story writer who has recently moved on from the crime and noir…

  • Published in Features

CIS: The Big Sleep revisited

It’s impossible to imagine a proper historical survey of noir fiction without reference to Philip Marlowe, the iconic character created by Raymond Chandler in his ground-breaking 1939 debut…

  • Published in Features

Low Heights

Written by Pascal Garnier, translated by Melanie Florence — The translations of French noir writer Pascal Garnier’s short novels have taken the English-speaking world by storm.…

Interview: Gregory W Beaubien

Before he started writing novels, Gregory W Beaubien developed his writing skills and eye for telling detail as a journalist and feature writer. He’s now…

Femme Fatale

Written by Dominic Piper — The concept of les femmes fatales is older than crime fiction itself – female characters whose charms and influence propel…

The Last Meridian

Written by Joe Hefferon — Author Joe Hefferon spent 25 years in law enforcement in gritty Newark, New Jersey. That experience undoubtedly colored his view of…

American Static

Written by Tom Pitts — Steven has a job. He’s a drug mule, carrying weed to San Francisco, travelling there by bus. However, Steven is…

The White Road

Written by Sarah Lotz — – South African thriller writer Lotz begins this book deep underground in Wales and finishes it on the freezing peak…

The Wrong Goodbye

Written by Chris F Holm — Chris Holm comes with some serious pedigree as a short story writer. Nominated for the Anthony and Derringer Awards,…