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 Song from Dead Lips

Written by William Shaw — Crime writers are occasionally given to complaining about how technology has made life harder when it comes to plotting. Many…

The Good Life

Written by Frank Wheeler Jr — Earl Haack Jr’s father was a county sheriff in rural Nebraska for 30 years. He was feared and respected…

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…

Fall From Grace

Written by Tim Weaver — David Raker is a specialist. The former journalist is an expert at finding missing people, particularly when the police have…

The Final Silence

Written by Stuart Neville — DI Jack Lennon is in a world of trouble. He is half crippled by slow-healing bullet wounds, incurred while engaged…

Hell’s Gate

Written by Richard Crompton — We featured the author’s debut novel, The Honey Guide, in New Talent November last year, awarding it five stars for…

After the Silence

Written by Jake Woodhouse — Bleak, pre-Christmas Amsterdam. The twinkling of fairy lights in festive windows does nothing to hide the obscenity of the body…

Duffy

Written by Dan Kavanagh — You don’t find many crime novels with a blurb – “exciting, funny and refreshingly nasty” – by Martin Amis. That…

East of Innocence

Written by David Thorne — Daniel Connell used to be a legal hotshot in the City of London, mixing with the headhunted wide boys, and…

Voodoo Eyes

Written by Nick Stone — PI Max Mingus has settled into his routine of investigating cheating spouses when what would usually be a fairly standard…

Dead of Night

Written by Barbara Nadel — Dead of Night is the 14th book to feature Barbara Nadel’s brilliant and rather fecund Inspector Çetin İkmen, and his…

Buckingham Palace Blues

Written by James Craig — Inspector John Carlyle sets out for an evening run from his central London flat. While crossing Green Park he notices…

Stay Close

Written by Harlan Coben — This author has such a big reputation that expectations are always high when he writes a new book. Stay Close…

Stagger Bay

Written by Pearce Hansen — This is the second novel from the prolific writer of short stories, whose other work includes Speedy’s Big Moving Day,…

The Impossible Dead

This is the follow-up to 2009’s The Complaints, which introduced us to Malcolm Fox and his internal investigation unit. Fox’s group is something of a…