Undercover

A football player’s agent called Lydia Gallagher has her family kidnapped during a visit to Northern Ireland. But undercover cop Cormac Kelly has infiltrated the…

Undercover

Written by Gerard Brennan — Lydia Gallagher is the agent for star footballer Rory Cullen, recently transferred for a record fee from Chelsea to Manchester United. She…

Missing

Written by Sam Hawken — Jack Searle lives a quiet life in Texas, near the Mexican border. He earns enough to get by as a…

The Valley

Written by Will Thwaite — The Valley is the debut novel of London headhunter Will Thwaite, and was longlisted for this year’s Bath Novel Award.…

Forty Acres

Written by Dwayne Alexander Smith — Here is a novel which has attracted attention for its plot twist which turns race relations and America’s colonial…

Eeny Meeny

Written by MJ Arlidge — Just when you thought crime fiction couldn’t get more gruesome, along comes MJ Arlidge’s Eeny Meeny to raise the bar. Even…

Hustle

Hotel, motel, car seat – Donny and Big Rich don’t really mind as long as their tricks pay up and they can get their hands…

Hustle

Written by Tom Pitts — Donny and Big Rich are male prostitutes in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Their lives revolve around getting high. Heroin is…

The House of Dolls

Written by David Hewson — With his three novelisations of Danish sensation The Killing, British crime writer David Hewson has elevated the TV tie-in novel…

Missing You

Written by Harlan Coben — Harlan Coben has been a leading crime author since the mid-90s. His Myron Bolitar series captivated fans who love private…

Crime Always Pays

Written by Declan Burke — This is a hard novel to describe. It combines crime, comedy and caper into a road trip across Europe. Essentially,…

Slow Horses

Written by Mick Herron — In October 2013, Mick Herron picked up the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for his espionage thriller Dead Lions. Here on…

First look: The Book of You

The other day, a strange box appeared on the doorstep addressed to Crime Fiction Lover. Inside, something slightly chilling. A jet black rose. As it…

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The Outcast Dead

Written by Elly Griffiths — The Outcast Dead is another outing for the forensic archaeologist, Ruth Galloway. Here, she has just excavated a body from…

The Watchman

Written by Adrian Magson — This is the start of a new thriller series by prolific English author Adrian Magson. There are two types of…

Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book…

Dead Set

Written by Will Carver — Eames is a psychopath. Following events in Carver’s debut novel, Girl 4, he languishes in a hospital for the criminally…

NTN: Dead Gone

Written by Luca Veste — Luca Veste was one of the first writers to contribute to Crime Fiction Lover, under the pseudonym GuiltyConscience. I can…