Village of the Lost Girls

Written by Agustin Martínez, translated by Frank Wynne — This missing persons thriller, with its twists racing through the hairpin bends of the Pyrenees, is a…

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly does a sterling job of melding old stager and newcomer together in this cracker of a book which finds the American crime author…

Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged…

Beton Rouge

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — If you haven’t read the first book to appear in English by award-winning German author Simon…

Last Lullaby

Written by Carol Wyer — The pretty pastel shades of the cover of this book belie what lurks inside. DI Natalie Ward is back, and…

Her Last Move

Written by John Marrs — It’s great to hitch up with an unfamiliar name, isn’t it? Especially when the book you read is so good!…

Bury the Bodies

Written by Keith Nixon — Television soap operas have made an art form of the cliff hanger ending – EastEnders even invented the ‘doof doof’…

The Cold Summer

Written by Gianrico Carofiglio, translated by Howard Curtis — Real-life events from 1992 are woven into Gianrico Carofiglio’s fascinating contribution to Italian crime fiction. The…

The Contract

Written by JM Gulvin — The focus of JM Gulvin’s hardboiled crime series is Texas Ranger John Quarrie. He’s a Vietnam vet who rose to…

The Birthday

Written by Carol Wyer — Carol Wyer arrived on the crime fiction scene just over a year ago, and since then readers have been treated…

Suspended Retribution

Written by Rob Ashman — Acting Detective Chief Inspector Rosalind Kray is called to investigate a hit and run in one of Blackpool’s side streets. There’s…

Breathe

Written by Dominick Donald — They say something isn’t an antique until it’s 100 years old. Does the same apply to calling a novel historical?…