If I Run

Written by Terri Blackstock — In a house in Shreveport, Louisiana, a journalist lies dead. He has bled out from savage stab wounds, inflicted by…

NTN: Four Days

Written by Iain Ryan — Brisbane, Queensland in the 1980s. If this Australian sunshine state isn’t the most corrupt place in the Southern Hemisphere, then…

A Slow Death

Written by James Craig — It’s one of the great movie lines of all time, so there’s no shame in Kriminalinspektor Max Drescher adapting the…

A Book of Scars

Written by William Shaw — You have to feel sorry for Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen, the battered, bruised and emotionally confused cop in William Shaw’s series…

Ugly Bus

Written by Mike Thomas — Martin Finch is a newly promoted sergeant in the Specialist Territory Support Group (TSG), a small team of police who…

Mask of the Verdoy

Written by Phil Lecomber — George Harley is a decorated veteran of World War I who worked for British intelligence post 1918. Now he is…

A Song from Dead Lips

Written by William Shaw — Crime writers are occasionally given to complaining about how technology has made life harder when it comes to plotting. Many…

The Good Life

Written by Frank Wheeler Jr — Earl Haack Jr’s father was a county sheriff in rural Nebraska for 30 years. He was feared and respected…

Blind Moon Alley

Written by John Florio — We first met Jersey Leo in Sugar Pop Moon, reviewed here. A mixed race albino, he’s a Philadelphia inhabitant unlike…

Fall From Grace

Written by Tim Weaver — David Raker is a specialist. The former journalist is an expert at finding missing people, particularly when the police have…

The Final Silence

Written by Stuart Neville — DI Jack Lennon is in a world of trouble. He is half crippled by slow-healing bullet wounds, incurred while engaged…

Hell’s Gate

Written by Richard Crompton — We featured the author’s debut novel, The Honey Guide, in New Talent November last year, awarding it five stars for…

After the Silence

Written by Jake Woodhouse — Bleak, pre-Christmas Amsterdam. The twinkling of fairy lights in festive windows does nothing to hide the obscenity of the body…

Duffy

Written by Dan Kavanagh — You don’t find many crime novels with a blurb – “exciting, funny and refreshingly nasty” – by Martin Amis. That…