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…

The Norway Room

Written by Mick Scully — Over the last few decades, we’ve had superior gangland crime novels set in London (Layer Cake by JJ Connolly, Jake…

East of Innocence

Written by David Thorne — Daniel Connell used to be a legal hotshot in the City of London, mixing with the headhunted wide boys, and…

The Party

Written by JD Carter — Those who enjoy a subtle crime mystery, an intricate plot and a collection of sympathetic characters should look away now. On…

Chamber Music

Written by Tom Benn — Chamber Music is the second gritty thriller to feature Tom Benn’s protagonist Henry Bane. The first was the The Doll…

NTN: Michael Mayo interviewed

Jimmy the Stick is the first novel from film writer Michael Mayo. It’s a cracking debut set in America during prohibition and the author makes…

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A Private Venus

Written by Giorgio Scerbanenco – Giorgio Scerbanenco was an important figure in postwar Italian crime fiction, but is little known to English-speaking audiences because his…

Ten-a-Week Steale

Written by Stephen Jared – Ten-a-Week Steale is a tale of old Hollywood written by someone who has spent his fair share of time in…

Slip & Fall

Written by Nick Santora – Creative writing courses consistently tell their charges to write what you know. Nick Santora used to be a lawyer. Hopefully…

Interview: Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is the author of the Jack Brady novels, set in the north eastern seaside resort of Whitley Bay. The first instalment, Broken Silence,…

The Vanity Game

Written by HJ Hampson — Released today, and coinciding with England’s first outing in Euro 2012, The Vanity Game is a debut novel of rare…

The Professionals

Written by Owen Laukkanen — When a debut novel comes complete with plaudits from the likes of CJ Box and Jonathan Kellerman you have to…

One of Us

Written by Iain Rowan — Iain Rowan has earned something of a cult following for his short fiction and after publishing two excellent collections he…

Interview: Howard Linskey

Howard Linskey is the author of two crime fiction books, with his debut novel The Drop named in the top five books of 2011 by The…

Stay Close

Written by Harlan Coben — This author has such a big reputation that expectations are always high when he writes a new book. Stay Close…

Taken

Written by Robert Crais — The American-Mexican border has always been a fertile area for crime fiction. Mexican organised crime cartels battle each other, and…

The Damage

Written by Howard Linskey — The sequel to the highly successful debut novel The Drop, The Damage brings David Blake back to Newcastle upon Tyne…