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.…

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,…

Compulsion

Written by Bruce W Perry — Karl Standt has a back story. The former New York cop, now a private investigator, is still regaining his…

Ghosts of Manhattan

Written by George Mann — First published by an independent in 2010, Mann’s tribute to the Pulp-era American rogue crime-fighting vigilantes has been revised, expanded…

Eyes on You

Written by Kate White — Robin Trainer is ecstatic at the success of her new book, and she loves her even newer job as a…

The Eagle Turns

Written by James Green – In my mind there are two types of spies: those who know everything and those who know nothing. Jean-François Mercier in Alan…

Sugar Pop Moon

Written by John Florio — It’s 1930 and Jersey Leo, aka Snowball, is a mixed-race albino working at the Pour House, a speakeasy in Hell’s…

Invisible City

Written by Julia Dahl — Experienced New York-based crime reporter Julia Dahl has stuck firmly to what she knows for her debut novel, resulting in…

Missing You

Written by Harlan Coben — Harlan Coben has been a leading crime author since the mid-90s. His Myron Bolitar series captivated fans who love private…

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 Accident

Written by Chris Pavone — The Accident follows Chris Pavone’s hugely successful debut novel The Expats, and charts the severe ramifications of an inflammatory manuscript…

Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book…

Dead Set

Written by Will Carver — Eames is a psychopath. Following events in Carver’s debut novel, Girl 4, he languishes in a hospital for the criminally…

Dead Man’s Time

Written by Peter James — Dead Man’s Time is the ninth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Detective Roy Grace series, which is usually set…

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 October List

Written by Jeffery Deaver — This author is high up on many people’s list of favourite crime authors, with Lincoln Rhymes his finest creation. He’s…

Generation Loss

Set on a wintry island off the coast of Maine, this book introduces us to a physically and mentally scarred bisexual photographer, Cassandra Neary, who…

The Never List

Written by Koethi Zan — It’s one of the most anticipated releases of the summer, and it’s been sitting on my bookshelf for ages. I…