NTN: Toxic

Written by Jackie McLean — Scottish author Jackie McLean has certainly jumped in at the deep end for her debut novel. Toxic is inspired by the Bhopal disaster,…

The Burning Room

Written by Michael Connelly — There’s many a crime novel which begins in a mortuary, as the coroner works on a body and uncovers a vital clue…

From the Cradle

Written by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards — Family: it’s a six-letter word that covers a whole world of possibilities. If you’re lucky, it means…

A Penny for the Hangman

Written by Tom Savage — The Virgin Islands. Sound idyllic, don’t they? Especially as the nights begin to draw in here and the temperatures plummet.…

Truth or Dare

Written by Tania Carver — A new Tania Carver book is always something to celebrate, particularly if you like your crime, dark, disturbing and mega-gruesome. But…

Critical Mass

Written by Sara Paretsky — As all die-hard crime fiction fans know, some of the world’s best-selling authors aren’t happy unless they churn out book…

Martini Regrets

Written by Phyllis Smallman — Her CV might describe her as owner of the Sunset Bar in Jacaranda, Florida, but in truth Sherri Travis is…

Crossing the Line

Written by Frédérique Molay, translated by Anne Trager — If your tastes tend towards the gory and you enjoy your crime set in a foreign clime,…

The Skeleton Road

Written by Val McDermid — If Agatha Christie is the queen of crime writing, then Val McDermid is surely her lady in waiting. She’s written…

The Meating Room

Written by TF Muir — St Andrews is headquarters of the Royal and Ancient and the home of golf. Obviously, it is a sedate, peaceful…

Falling Fast

Written by Neil Broadfoot — This debut novel was recently shortlisted for the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year alongside the likes of Peter…

The Visitors

Written by Simon Sylvester — Prepare to be haunted, entranced and intrigued by a debut novel that is anything but run of the mill. Set…

Nine Years Gone

Written by Chris Culver — The New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Rashid series of detective mysteries has this time turned his attention…

Cop Town

Written by Karin Slaughter — We’re in Atlanta and it’s 1974. Doesn’t sound long ago if you’re of a certain age – but trust me,…

Interview: Emma Healey

Emma Healey has restored old books and designed and made new books. She’s seen books being printed, sold them in bookshops and issued them in…