Martini Regrets

Written by Phyllis Smallman — Her CV might describe her as owner of the Sunset Bar in Jacaranda, Florida, but in truth Sherri Travis is…

A different French connection

On the Radar — No, there hasn’t been a re-issue of the great 1971 movie. Our French connection this week is via two new novels set…

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Blue Avenue

Written by Michael Wiley — Twenty five summers ago, in Jacksonville Florida, William ‘BB’ Byrd had an intense and destructive affair with the young black…

No Regrets, Coyote

Written by John Dufresne — Christmas Eve and Wylie ‘Coyote’ Melville is called to a brutal murder scene by his detective friend, Carlos. By day…

SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not…

Bad Monkey

Written by Carl Hiaasen — Bad Monkey is another masterpiece by Carl Hiaasen, in his usual inimitable style. Hiaasen, longtime reporter and then columnist for the…

Voodoo Eyes

Written by Nick Stone — PI Max Mingus has settled into his routine of investigating cheating spouses when what would usually be a fairly standard…

Killer Move

Written by Michael Marshall — This is the latest offering from the British-born author whose bestselling first novel The Straw Men, published in 2001, took…

Rush of Blood

Written by Mark Billingham — Florida. The budget beach resort of Pelican Palms. Three couples from suburban London become acquainted while taking an Easter break.…

Solomon vs Lord

Written by Paul Levine — The jury may still be out as to whether the ebook will save or kill off the publishing industry, but…