Kill Me Quick!

Written by Paul D Brazill — Number 13 Press was one of the freshest things to hit the UK crime fiction scene last year. It…

Vortex

Written by Paul D Marks — Vortex is a first-person narrated novella which readers can blast through in a couple of hours. It’s a hardboiled thriller with strong…

Dead Heat with the Reaper

Written by William E Wallace — All Due Respect is steadily building a solid reputation stateside as an indie publisher releasing the kind of gritty, hardboiled and…

Gargoyle Pixie Dog

Written by Bill Todd — This collection opens with the bright and breezy novella, Gargoyle Pixie Dog. Private detective Danny Lancaster, who features in all the stories,…

Double Exposure

Written by Kat Clay — Australia’s Crime Factory has been publishing novellas alongside their magazine for a couple of years now. Last year we reviewed two of…

Interview: Kat Clay

Australia’s Crime Factory has been on our radar for some time. Known for producing a quality fiction magazine, more recently the company’s series of indie novellas have…

His Night Begins

Written by N Murali — Nothing hits the spot quite like a quick and brutal hardboiled novella, especially when it’s one that takes us on…

Summerchill

Written by Quentin Bates — What do you do if you’re a Scandibrit writer and you’re told that  Scandinavian crime stories always seem to take place in…

Burn Cards

Written by Christopher Irvin – Burn cards are those dealt from the top of the deck and discarded – of no use to anyone. Casino towns…

Knuckleball

Written by Tom Pitts — After last year’s triumphant novel, Hustle, San Francisco native Tom Pitts returns with another hard hitting report from the city’s…

The Mistake

Written by Grant Nicol — Number Thirteen Press has embarked on a project to publish 13 quality crime novellas and short novels. The contributions to this list…

Berlin Burning

Written by Damien Seaman — At the end of last year, Blasted Heath published Seaman’s debut novel, The Killing of Emma Gross, which introduced his…

Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his…