Shell Game

Written by Sara Paretsky — The shell game goes back centuries. It’s that tricksy little number so beloved of magicians and roadside shysters, whereby a…

Murder in Pigalle

Written by Cara Black — I discovered Cara Black’s feisty Parisian heroine Aimée Leduc after my first stint of living in France, when I was…

The Double

Written by George Pelecanos — Famed for his screenwriting on The Wire, and for novels such as Hard Revolution and The Night Gardener, George Pelecanos…

Epic Justice

Written by Wayne Epperson — The intrepid, no-nonsense Atlanta bounty hunter Frank Knott rides again. To say that the ex-marine sees things in black and…

The PI Case Files – Part 4

In our final edition of The PI Case Files, we meet arguably the two greatest investigators of all, plus a relative newcomer whose inclusion may…

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The PI Case Files – Part 3

We’re getting deeper into the Crime Fiction Lover filing cabinet. This week, The PI Case Files brings you three more American greats in the genre…

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The PI Case Files – Part 1

Ah, the private investigator – staple reading for crime fiction lovers. Typically they’d have an office with the name of their agency emblazoned across the…

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The Crooked Beat

Written by Nick Quantrill — Hull. The 1980s. A rough and tumble city in northern England, trying to come to terms with itself as traditional…

The Cuckoo’s Calling

Written by Robert Galbraith — The mystery surrounding Robert Galbraith was solved this month when it was revealed that this debut novelist was in fact JK…

Interview: Andrew Nette

This month saw the release of Melbourne-based author Andrew Nette’s debut novel, Ghost Money, a driving work of modern noir set against a background of…

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Ghost Money

Written by Andrew Nette — Ghost Money is the debut novel of Australian writer Andrew Nette, set in his one-time stomping ground Cambodia during the…

V is for Vengeance

Written by Sue Grafton – V is for Vengeance is the 22nd of Sue Grafton’s very popular Kinsey Millhone novels. Millhone, a private investigator in fictional Santa…

Dying in the Wool

Written by Frances Brody — Frances Brody is the pen name of the experienced and award-winning novelist and playwright Frances McNeil. Dying in the Wool…