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…

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The Hummingbird

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Although Finland is often grouped with Scandinavia, its population, language and sensibility are all quite different.…

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Confessions

Written by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder – You never quite know what to expect when you pick up a Japanese crime fiction novel.…

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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…

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The Secret Place

Written by Tana French — Famed for her mastery of suspense and character, Tana French is one of those crime novelists admired by her peers…

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Murder on the Ile Sordou

Written by ML Longworth — This book is being publicised as the fourth in the Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal mystery series set in or around…

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The Bone Seeker

Written by MJ McGrath — After adventures taking in Ellesmere Island and Greenland in White Heat, and Alasaka in The Boy in the Snow, Edie…

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You Don’t Exist

Written by Pablo D’Stair and Chris Rhatigan — All Due Respect is a great little noir magazine pumping out short fiction, non-fiction and reviews for…

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Raiders of the Nile

Written by Steven Saylor — 88BC, and a 22-year-old Gordianus, fresh from his voyage to see the seven wonders of the world, has left his…

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Malice

Written by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O Smith — This year has been a good one for lovers of Japanese literature in translation. Across all…

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The Soul of Discretion

Written by Susan Hill — In the quiet cathedral city of Lafferton there are cries in the night. Children’s cries. Odd incidents come to light,…

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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…

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Silence the Dead

Written by Jack Fredrickson — Author Jack Fredrickson is based in Chicago, and has written four crime thrillers featuring a down-and-out Windy City investigator called Dek…

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CIS: The Amazing Test Match Crime

Written by Adrian Alington — Adrian Alington’s break in publishing came during World War I when a fellow officer, who happened to be a partner…

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A Last Act of Charity

Written by Frank Westworth — JJ Stoner was a special forces soldier. He is now a freelance investigator who knows how to kill men without…

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