The Lazarus Prophecy

Written by FG Cottam — British writer FG Cottam made his debut back in 2007 with his highly successful paranormal thriller, The House of Lost…

NTN: Toxic

Written by Jackie McLean — Scottish author Jackie McLean has certainly jumped in at the deep end for her debut novel. Toxic is inspired by the Bhopal disaster,…

Memento Mori

Written by Keith McCarthy –– Picture an old man alone except for his daughter, living in an secluded and abandoned infirmary. He hears voices. Not…

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…

Mask of the Verdoy

Written by Phil Lecomber — George Harley is a decorated veteran of World War I who worked for British intelligence post 1918. Now he is…

A Penny for the Hangman

Written by Tom Savage — The Virgin Islands. Sound idyllic, don’t they? Especially as the nights begin to draw in here and the temperatures plummet.…

Three-Card Monte

Written by Marco Malvaldi, translated by Howard Curtis — Three-Card Monte is the second instalment in the Bar Lume series, (we reviewed Game For Five…

Music for the Dead

Written by Luis Gutiérrez Maluenda, translated by Nick Caistor – It’s not often that a crime novel calls to mind the work of Boris Vian,…

At Death’s Window

Written by Jim Kelly — Conflicts between criminals tend to be called ‘wars’. Thus we have turf wars, drug wars, and even scraps between rival…

Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell – The question of how art inspires and corrupts is something that drives the work of…

Dark Tides

Written by Chris Ewan — It’s not that this book is that blood-curdlingly scary – though it has its moments. The violence isn’t graphic or outrageous…

Reykjavik Nights

Following the unresolved ending of Strange Shores, the final novel in his Erlendur series, Indridason transports us back in time to the beginning of the…

The Visitors

This debut novel is anything but run of the mill. Set on the fictional Scottish isle of Bancree, The Visitors is a heady mix of…

A Madras Miasma

Set in the eponymous Indian city just after World War I, the green shoots of India’s desire for independence are pushing through. Superintendent Christian Le…

Malice

Japanese sensation Keigo Higashino is back with his fourth novel in English translation – the first of his series following police detective Kyoichiro Kaga. Here…

A Dark and Twisted Tide

This seventh outing for Lacey Flint and Mark Joesbury finds the former Met Detective looking for a quieter life as she finds her feet as…

The Bone Seeker

Written by MJ McGrath — After adventures taking in Ellesmere Island and Greenland in White Heat, and Alasaka in The Boy in the Snow, Edie…

Malice

Written by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O Smith — This year has been a good one for lovers of Japanese literature in translation. Across all…