Treachery

Written by SJ Parris — It’s been two years since Sacrilege, the last book in critic and feature writer SJ Parris’ Giordano Bruno series. Set…

First look: Treachery by SJ Parris

Have a look at this wonderful, gold embossed book jacket for Treachery by SJ Parris. This historical crime fiction novel is the fourth in a…

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Crimson Rose

Written by MJ Trow — ‘Everything or nothing, which is it to be?’ one of the characters asks at one point in MJ Trow’s latest…

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Hardcastle’s Traitors

Written by Graham Ison — It is London, on the last day of 1915, a year of almost continuous setbacks for the British Expeditionary Force.…

Letters from a Murderer

Written by John Matthews — If you’re interested in historical crime, whether fact or fiction, then John Matthews has produced a book with a fantastic…

The Chatelet Apprentice

Written by Jean-Francois Parot — We’ve already introduced the Nicolas Le Floch historical crime fiction series earlier this year, but Gallic Press is currently re-issuing its…

A Treacherous Likeness

Written by Lynn Shepherd — There is a small but growing body of crime fiction featuring real historical people – Jed Rubenfeld’s Sigmund Freud series,…

Season of Darkness

Written by Maureen Jennings — The author of Season of Darkness is a British ex-pat living in Canada, who is well known for writing the…

Demons Walk Among Us

Written by Jonathan Hicks — Last year, Hicks introduced us to Captain Thomas Oscendale, of The Military Foot Police. In The Dead of Mametz, he…

Interview: George Mann

History, horror, fantasy and mystery. It’s Victorian crime fiction but not as we know it in the books of George Mann. Released today, The Executioner’s…

A Man Without Breath

When David Prestidge reviewed the latest from Philip Kerr earlier this year, he called it “a modern masterpiece”. Central character Bernie Gunther is a cynical…

Ordinary Grace

It’s the summer of 1961 in the small town of New Bremen, Minnesota. William Kent Kreuger’s story concerns the Drum family, but more particularly the…

The Twelfth Department

Written by William Ryan — Moscow, 1937, and the hand of Stalin’s empire lies heavily on every street, boulevard, public park, apartment block and factory…

The Distinguished Assassin

Written by Nick Taussig — While reading this novel about life in Stalin’s Soviet Russia, I was reminded very strongly of Solzhenitsyn’s book The Gulag Archipelago.…

Mayhem

Written by Sarah Pinborough — As a setting Victorian London seems to be a mainstay in crime fiction. It will always of course be associated…

Interview: David Khara

Formerly a copywriter and an entrepreneur, French author David Khara’s crime fiction career had a dream start. His first book wasn’t intended for publication, but…

Desolation Row

Written by Kay Kendall — Kendall has a background in international corporate communications and Desolation Row is her debut historical mystery, inspired by her favourite…