Wild Fire

Written by Ann Cleeves — And now the end is near and Jimmy Perez faces the final curtain… Yes, Ann Cleeves has certainly done it her…

Macbeth

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay,…

Know Me Now

Written by CJ Carver — This is the third crime thriller featuring former MI5 operative Dan Forrester and Yorkshire-area Detective Constable Lucy Davies, who team…

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…

Big and Bloody Scotland

Torches as mighty as claymores fired up the biggest Bloody Scotland crime writing festival to date, with an opening procession from the crag of Stirling…

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No Dominion

Written by Louise Welsh — If you haven’t read the first two volumes of Louise Welsh’s The Plague Times Trilogy I urge you to do so.…

The Dark Isle

Written by Clare Carson –– In the concluding part of the Sam Coyle trilogy, the daughter of an undercover agent travels to Orkney, where she spent childhood…

The Long Drop

Written by Denise Mina — In The Long Drop, Denise Mina takes a break from the fine Alex Morrow series to serve up a novel loosely based on…

A Suitable Lie

Written by Michael J Malone — A lonely widower, bringing up his son alone, isn’t really in the market for romance but finds it all…

Candles and Roses

Written by Alex Walters — Are you ready for a trip to the Highlands? Because bodies have started appearing on the Black Isle and it…

The Turning Tide

Written by Brooke Magnanti — You may remember Dr Brooke Magnanti as Belle de Jour from just over a decade ago, when she was writing…

Viral

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Versatile authors who write standalones often aren’t as highly revered in the crime fiction genre as series writers. This might be…