The Girl in the Fog

Written by Donato Carrisi, translated by Howard Curtis — Two months after a 15-year-old girl goes missing in the fog while on the way to church…

The Birthday Girl

Written by Sue Fortin — If my Facebook feed is to be believed, a girls’ weekend away comprises pampering, party games and plentiful Prosecco. After…

NTN: The Binding Song

Written by Elodie Harper — Elodie Harper is a TV journalist and crime fiction author whose story Wild Swimming won The Guardian’s 2016 short story competition,…

NTN: The Dying Game

Written by Asa Avdic, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles — Fresh blood is spilt here in a debut novella penned by a Swedish broadcast journalist, which…

First Person

Written by Richard Flanagan — Can this be true? Has the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan written a crime fiction novel? Well, yes and…

The Marsh King’s Daughter

In The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne skilfully blends hard-core survivalism with tense family drama, all wrapped up in the appropriately swampy marshland of Michigan’s…

CIS: Rediscovering Margaret Millar

It’s not that Margaret Millar was ever completely forgotten. She was admired by Truman Capote, Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh. She is often cited by…

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All the Wicked Girls

Written by Chris Whitaker — Chris Whitaker’s debut, Tall Oaks, was a heady mix of humour and tragedy, with a very believable American setting even though…

If I Die Tonight

Written by AL Gaylin — Wade Reed is 17, an introverted boy, talented at art, who dresses in black and has few friends. Liam Miller…

The Good Daughter

Written by Karin Slaughter — She may be best known for her Will Trent and Grant County series, but Karin Slaughter can turn her hand…

Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…

They All Fall Down

Written by Tammy Cohen — Hannah is a recent patient in a women’s low security psychiatric facility called The Meadows outside London. Why she’s there…

The Orphans

Written by Annemarie Neary — After her debut thriller Siren blended together crime, politics and history, Annemarie Neary once again defies genre and expectations, this time…