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Ever been reading a book where the main character creeps up the stairs, and reaches for a door handle, knowing the killer is in the…

Dark Tides

Written by Chris Ewan — It’s not that this book is that blood-curdlingly scary – though it has its moments. The violence isn’t graphic or outrageous…

Reykjavik Nights

Following the unresolved ending of Strange Shores, the final novel in his Erlendur series, Indridason transports us back in time to the beginning of the…

The Visitors

This debut novel is anything but run of the mill. Set on the fictional Scottish isle of Bancree, The Visitors is a heady mix of…

A Madras Miasma

Set in the eponymous Indian city just after World War I, the green shoots of India’s desire for independence are pushing through. Superintendent Christian Le…

Undercover

A football player’s agent called Lydia Gallagher has her family kidnapped during a visit to Northern Ireland. But undercover cop Cormac Kelly has infiltrated the…

The Amazing Test Match Crime

We reviewed Adrian Alington’s 1939 hilarious crime novel during Classics in September 2014 where it landed a five-star rating. A shadowy organisation has hired a…

Malice

Japanese sensation Keigo Higashino is back with his fourth novel in English translation – the first of his series following police detective Kyoichiro Kaga. Here…

A Dark and Twisted Tide

This seventh outing for Lacey Flint and Mark Joesbury finds the former Met Detective looking for a quieter life as she finds her feet as…

An Event in Autumn

This really is the last ever Wallander book from Henning Mankell and it’s one to savour. The novella features the Swedish detective in a typically…

The Darkest Heart

Dan Smith is a wizard at conjuring up the atmosphere of inaccessible, hostile locations around the world. This time it’s the mining landscape of inland…

The Long Way Home

For long-standing fans of Penny’s Armand Gamache series, it will be a relief to know that retirement does not slow down this former Head of…

The Mad and the Bad

When a kidnapping goes wrong a young nanny, just released from an asylum, and her charge are pursued across the French countryside by bungling gangsters…

Interview: Chris Ewan

Halloween is almost upon us and if you’re looking for a bleak and suspenseful crime fiction treat, Dark Tides is one that doesn’t miss a…