Music for the Dead

Written by Luis Gutiérrez Maluenda, translated by Nick Caistor – It’s not often that a crime novel calls to mind the work of Boris Vian,…

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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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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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Compulsion

Written by Bruce W Perry — Karl Standt has a back story. The former New York cop, now a private investigator, is still regaining his…

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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 Girl in the Basement

Written by Wayne Simmons — Kayley, a typical teenage goth girl, falls asleep peacefully in the back seat of the school bus, listening to tunes. But she…

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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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