A Man’s Head

Written by Georges Simenon, translated by David Coward — Having accrued an incomplete collection of dog-eared, yellowed and slightly foxed editions of Simenon’s Maigret novels…

Cop Town

Written by Karin Slaughter — We’re in Atlanta and it’s 1974. Doesn’t sound long ago if you’re of a certain age – but trust me,…

The Hunting Dogs

“Where have you been all my life?” asked our reviewer Jeremy Megraw when he discovered this Glass Key winning novel by Jorn Lier Horst. The…

Land of Shadows

There’s certainly no shortage of fictional LA cops and PIs. Marlowe, Rawlins, Bosch and Cole, to name but four, have all trodden the mean streets.…

The Lying-Down Room

“I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles”, goes the old song. Certainly, the August heat is a trial for Chief Inspector Serge Morel…

The Corpse Bridge

Written by Stephen Booth — The Corpse Bridge marks the 14th outing in this Derbyshire set police procedural series featuring detective duo Ben Cooper and…

Present Darkness

Written by Malla Nunn — Present Darkness is the fourth installment in Malla Nunn’s series of novels starring Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper. The cover –…

The Hunting Dogs

Written by Jorn Lier Horst — The Norwegian detective William Wisting is an upright, honest, and morally unambiguous good cop with an impeccable career seeking truth and…

Darkness, Darkness

Written by John Harvey — And so after 12 novels, 16 short stories, two television adaptations and four radio plays, Darkness, Darkness marks the final…

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…

If I Should Die

Written by Matthew Frank — Joe Stark is a trainee detective constable. Based in Greenwich, he has recently transfered from his Hampshire home. But he’s…

Low Profile

Written by Nick Oldham — Anyone who has read Vendetta, Nick Oldham’s novelisation of the film starring Danny Dyer, will probably still cringe at the…

But For The Grace

Written by Peter Grainger — Detective Sergeant David ‘DC’ Smith has been through the wringer, both personally and professionally. Once a senior officer in the…

Cold Steal

Written by Quentin Bates — This is not the first novel we’ve reviewed in the series featuring indomitable, good-natured Icelandic detective Gunnhildur Gisladottir, and I…

Land of Shadows

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — Land of Shadows is the first in a new series featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise Norton. She is married…

From Doon With Death

Written by Ruth Rendell — May 2014 is the 50th anniversary of Ruth Rendell’s debut novel, From Doon with Death. It is being reissued with…