NTN: Riven

Written by AJ McCreanor — Riven is the assured debut of Glaswegian writer AJ McCreanor and the promising beginning of a new procedural series set…

The Mad and the Bad

When a kidnapping goes wrong a young nanny, just released from an asylum, and her charge are pursued across the French countryside by bungling gangsters…

The Iron Sickle

Written by Martin Limon — Martin Limon served his country for 20 years, and over the course of nine novels (including this one) and one…

Blind Moon Alley

Written by John Florio — We first met Jersey Leo in Sugar Pop Moon, reviewed here. A mixed race albino, he’s a Philadelphia inhabitant unlike…

False Ransom

Written by Ivan Infante — Mike Chance is what you might call a nasty piece of work. He has made his way from America’s East…

The Mad and the Bad

Written by Jean-Patrick Manchette, translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith — Last month we celebrated Bastille Day with a look at the best French crime fiction. My…

Interview: Lee Thompson

When A Beautiful Madness is published by DarkFuse on 5 August, readers will be able to discover new voice on the noir and hardboiled scene.…

Borderline

The sexual violence that occurs here and there in Lawrence Block’s short stories may be borderline gratuitous, but if you’re looking for some classic pulp…

Borderline

Written by Lawrence Block — If you’re not familiar with Lawrence Block’s work – and you should be, we’ve reviewed a whole stack of it…

Hot Lead, Cold Iron

Written by Ari Marmell — Mick Oberon belongs to the classic school of the pulp PI. He works out of a cramped office with two…

White Rabbit

Written by KA Laity — Feeling safe and secure in your world of hardboiled noir? Happy and content to read tales of urban murder and…

King of the Weeds

Written by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins — Once again, Max Allan Collins reprises his role as literary executor and with King of the…

Midnight Crossroad

Written by Charlaine Harris — Charlaine Harris is known as the writer of the Southern Vampire Mysteries which is the basis of the popular TV…

Death Money

Written by Henry Chang — Soho Press returns with the fourth instalment featuring the New York Chinese-American police detective Jack Yu. Yu is on the…

The Wrong Quarry

Written by Max Allan Collins — One of America’s leading modern pulp crime authors, Max Allan Collins has been writing Quarry stories since back in…

Shoot the Woman First

Written by Wallace Stroby — The ex-journalist Wallace Stroby, who has become a hardboiled crime author, returns with his third book about Crissa Stone. His…