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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Interview: Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is the author of the highly successful Roma Sub Rosa series of historical fiction novels set in Republican Rome at the time of…

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…

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…

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…

Dealing in seaweed

On the Radar — It is to Jim Kelly that we owe our eccentric headline this week. In his upcoming release At Death’s Window, we’ll…

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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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

Reykjavik Nights

Following the unresolved ending of Strange Shores, the final novel in his Erlendur series, Indridason transports us back in time to the beginning of the…

The Visitors

This debut novel is anything but run of the mill. Set on the fictional Scottish isle of Bancree, The Visitors is a heady mix of…