Evil Eye

Written by Joyce Carol Oates – An acclaimed novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and literary critic, Joyce Carol Oates was once dubbed ‘the dark…

Freight

Written by Ed Kurtz — Freight is the latest in the Single Shot line of noir novellas from Australia’s Crime Factory. Previous entries by Jedidiah…

An Event in Autumn

This really is the last ever Wallander book from Henning Mankell and it’s one to savour. The novella features the Swedish detective in a typically…

The Girl in the Basement

Written by Wayne Simmons — Kayley, a typical teenage goth girl, falls asleep peacefully in the back seat of the school bus, listening to tunes. But she…

An Event in Autumn

Written by Henning Mankell, translated by Laurie Thompson — A new Kurt Wallander book by Henning Mankell is a major literary event for fans of…

The Harbour Master

Written by Daniel Pembry — Amsterdam copper Henk van der Pol is old school. Now in his 50s, his daughter is away at university, and…

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…

Saint Homicide

Written by Jake Hinkson — Saint Homicide opens with the narrator of this tale, Daniel, in prison. He explains that he’s guilty of the crime…

Hot in December

Written by Joe R Lansdale — Hot in December is the latest thriller from one of genre fiction’s most prolific and respected writers. Over a…

I Hate Hockey

Written by François Barcelo, translated by Peter McCambridge — The National Hockey League season was supposed to begin last week. However the puck won’t be…

The Murder of Halland

Written by Pia Juul — Bess and Halland live in a small town. They seem quietly content and middle-aged, and have been together for 10…

Ishmael Toffee

Written by Roger Smith — Like Dust Devils and Mixed Blood, Ishmael Toffee sees Roger Smith plucking characters from the different social and racial strata…