A Dickens of a murder

On the Radar — We’ve seen Conan Doyle turned into a sleuth in the past – in The Revenant of Thraxton Hall, for instance, and…

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Fritz Lang’s M resurrected by BFI

One of the earliest and best psychological crime films – Fritz Lang’s M – is to be screened around the UK and Ireland starting early…

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Jack Reacher gets Personal

On the Radar — Yes, this week we have the return of Reacher, but also some historical crime fiction, a crime-laden adventure in Mexico, the…

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First look: Erlendur begins…

If you’re one of the many lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction who was sorry to hear that Strange Shores brought an end to Arnaldur Indridason’s…

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Ladybird, ladybird…

On the Radar — The Las Vegas convention as a setting for murder has been used in more than one episode of CSI, but our…

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Gollancz Fest 2014: Ben Aaronovitch

There are plenty of book events to visit in the UK and beyond (including Iceland Noir in November), but today publisher Gollancz took a bold…

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First look: Missing by Sam Hawken

Oh, this is nice. Block foil bullets, rosary beads and handguns. A creepy dia de muertos skull configuration. Silhouettes, hearts and spades, illustrative flourishes and…

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First look: New Wallander novella

It’s been three years since The Troubled Man – the most recent Wallander novel – was released in English. Although we’ve recently had the third…

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The First Horseman

Written by DK Wilson — 19 May, 1536. Tower Green, London. The sizeable crowd of wealthy merchants, noblemen and clergy falls silent. Then something between…

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A small shot of Reacher

On the Radar — Ping… ping… ping… Ah, our radar has detected a new short story by Lee Child, so Reacher fans will be rejoicing.…

The Weight of Blood

Written by Laura McHugh — Tragedy seems to follow at Lucy Dane’s heels. When she was a little girl Lucy’s beautiful young mother, Lila, vanished after…

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Something more sinister

On the Radar — If you’re looking for dark tales of murder and mystery, you’ve come to the right place. This week, new additions to…

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