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: 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…

The Marco Effect

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Martin Aitken – In this latest book in the Department Q series from Denmark, a gypsy street urchin named…

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…

The Hummingbird

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Although Finland is often grouped with Scandinavia, its population, language and sensibility are all quite different.…

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…

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…

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…

The Iron Sickle

Written by Martin Limon — Martin Limon served his country for 20 years, and over the course of nine novels (including this one) and one…

Crossing the Line

Written by Frédérique Molay, translated by Anne Trager — If your tastes tend towards the gory and you enjoy your crime set in a foreign clime,…

Reykjavik Nights

Written by Arnaldur Indridason — Following the teasing, ambiguous and melancholy end to Strange Shores – which is said to be the final novel in…

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 Meating Room

Written by TF Muir — St Andrews is headquarters of the Royal and Ancient and the home of golf. Obviously, it is a sedate, peaceful…

Damned if You Do

Written by Michael Brandman — The late Robert B Parker will always be remembered for Spenser, the Boston PI who polled at number six in…

Gods of Gold

Written by Chris Nickson — In the Yorkshire city of Leeds, there is a massive gulf between the rich and the poor. It is 1890,…

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…

Hardcastle’s Quartet

Written by Graham Ison — It’s the summer of 1918 and people are tired of a war which was supposed to over by Christmas four…

Mr Mercedes

Written by Stephen King — Suspense has always been Stephen King’s stock-in-trade, but he’s increasingly turning to crime too. The much-admired Joyland was published last…

Broken Monsters

Written by Lauren Beukes — Detroit always has the potential to be a compelling backdrop to a crime novel, and in the hands of the…