NTN: The Black Hour

Written by Lori Rader-Day — The Black Hour, Lori Rader-Day’s very confident debut, takes a look at the nature of evil among the hallowed halls…

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NTN: The Devil in the Marshalsea

Written by Antonia Hodgson – Debut novels rarely have quite the impact of The Devil in the Marshalsea, which is currently part of the sales-boosting…

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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,…

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Memento Mori

Written by Keith McCarthy –– Picture an old man alone except for his daughter, living in an secluded and abandoned infirmary. He hears voices. Not…

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NTN: Riven

Written by AJ McCreanor — Riven is the assured debut of Glaswegian writer AJ McCreanor and the promising beginning of a new procedural series set…

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Evil Eye

Written by Joyce Carol Oates – An acclaimed novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and literary critic, Joyce Carol Oates was once dubbed ‘the dark…

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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…

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Mask of the Verdoy

Written by Phil Lecomber — George Harley is a decorated veteran of World War I who worked for British intelligence post 1918. Now he is…

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Sin Walks into the Desert

Written by Matt Ingwalson — Sin is a loner, a tattooed outcast in Tucson, Arizona. In his early 20s, he spends his days at home…

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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…

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The Marco Effect

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Martin Aitken – In this latest book in the Department Q series from Denmark, a gypsy street urchin named…

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Three-Card Monte

Written by Marco Malvaldi, translated by Howard Curtis — Three-Card Monte is the second instalment in the Bar Lume series, (we reviewed Game For Five…

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At Death’s Window

Written by Jim Kelly — Conflicts between criminals tend to be called ‘wars’. Thus we have turf wars, drug wars, and even scraps between rival…

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Freight

Written by Ed Kurtz — Freight is the latest in the Single Shot line of noir novellas from Australia’s Crime Factory. Previous entries by Jedidiah…

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Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell – The question of how art inspires and corrupts is something that drives the work of…

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Moriarty

Written by Anthony Horowitz — Having experienced considerable critical and commercial success with The House of Silk, accomplished author Anthony Horowitz has returned to the…

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