Juliet & Romeo

The ultimate love story is also a crime story at heart, strewn as it is with murders, a gang war, suicides and a dark sense…

Juliet & Romeo

Written by David Hewson — Violent gangs roaming city streets looking for trouble. Murder. Illicit love. Poison. Suicide. And what amounts to the sale of…

Big Sister

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Varg Veum, a private eye operating out of the Norwegian town of Bergen, can’t seem to catch…

Let Me Lie

Written by Clare Mackintosh – There’s a seemingly never-ending stream of psychological thrillers in the domestic noir pool and its tributaries at the moment. Ever…

Dig Two Graves

Written by Keith Nixon — Here’s an author and former Crime Fiction Lover contributor who has carved himself a niche in the world of Brit…

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…

Soul Cage

Written by Tetsuya Honda, translated by Giles Murray — On some scaffolding nine storeys above the Tokyo skyline, an unnamed narrator is having an exchange with…

The Run-Out Groove

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective, whose name remains a secret, returns for a second escapade. Last year’s Written in Dead Wax was an…

Blue Light Yokohama

Written by Nicolas Obregon – What an entertaining debut! Told almost exclusively from the perspective of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector Kosuke Iwata, it’s a…

Modern Crimes

Written by Chris Nickson — No author has used the city of Leeds as a backdrop for crime stories so profoundly as Chris Nickson. From…

The Jump

Written by Doug Johnstone — One day Ellie’s teenage son, Logan, committed suicide by stepping off the apex of the Forth Road Bridge and plunging to his…

22 Dead Little Bodies

This novella features the Odd Couple of Scottish crime fiction, the eminently likeable Aberdeen cop Logan McRae and his foul-mouthed, chain-smoking lesbian boss, DCI Roberta…

22 Dead Little Bodies

Written by Stuart MacBride — Stuart MacBride’s Aberdeen detective Logan McRae isn’t a stranger here on the pages of Crime Fiction Lover. We’ve previously reviewed…

The Suicide

Written by Mark SaFranko — Transgender people don’t usually get an easy ride in crime fiction. Sometimes they are the psychopaths, as in Silence of the Lambs,…