NTN: Holy Island

Written by LJ Ross — Bath-based author LJ Ross has made a big impact among readers looking for light, cosy-but-modern mysteries with a bit of…

The Death Messenger

Written by Mari Hannah — The arrival of a mysterious DVD at Northumbria Police HQ sets in train an investigation which is destined to take…

Interview: Ann Cleeves

You might not hear quite as much about Ann Cleeves as you do about some of Britain’s other leading crime authors, but if you’re not…

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Into the Water

Written by Paula Hawkins — After the runaway success of Paula Hawkins’ debut domestic thriller, The Girl on the Train, we suspect the author was…

Dead Woman Walking

Written by Sharon Bolton — Standalone novels. Some you can take or leave, while others make a lasting impression. Then there’s a third, little populated,…

Gallows Drop

Written by Mari Hannah — It is the morning after a local country show in rural Northumbria and the story opens on the grim scene of…

The Silent Room

Written by Mari Hannah — The Northumbrian police’s Special Branch is thrown into an uproar when veteran DI Jack Fenwick, who is the soul of integrity on the…

Harbour Street

This novel featuring Ann Cleeves’ character DI Vera Stanhope was the most popular one featured on our site during 2014 and finds its deserving place on…

Killing for Keeps

Written by Mari Hannah — Since her first outing in The Murder Wall, the Kate Daniels series has gone from strength to strength and my…

Harbour Street

Written by Ann Cleeves — As the rain batters the windows and the wind howls down the chimney, there’s only one thing to do –…

Deadly Deceit

Written by Mari Hannah — It’s a strange law of nature in publishing, but the third novel is very often the breakout novel for a new…

The Missing Heiress

Written by Karen Charlton — Forget the wham, bam, slash you ma’am of modern-day crime thrillers and return to a more sedate era in The…

Interview: Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is the author of the Jack Brady novels, set in the north eastern seaside resort of Whitley Bay. The first instalment, Broken Silence,…

Interview: Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah’s debut novel The Murder Wall marks the arrival of a tough, new talent on the crime scene. Comparisons with Lynda La Plante and…