Blue Avenue

Written by Michael Wiley — Twenty five summers ago, in Jacksonville Florida, William ‘BB’ Byrd had an intense and destructive affair with the young black…

Skinjob

Written by Bruce McCabe — The scariest thing about dystopias – worlds which are defined by totalitarianism and dehumanisation – is how closely they resemble…

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…

Blood Whispers

Written by John Gordon Sinclair — Following his blistering crime debut Seventy Times Seven, actor John Gordon Sinclair returns to the crime fiction scene with…

Heartman

Written by MP Wright — There is a deep irony from the outset in the setting of this book. We are in the wintry and…

Duffy

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

The House of Dolls

Written by David Hewson — With his three novelisations of Danish sensation The Killing, British crime writer David Hewson has elevated the TV tie-in novel…

Galveston

Written by Nic Pizzolatto — What would you do if you were bagman for a New Orleans kingpin and you found out you had lung…

Truth Dare Kill

Written by Gordon Ferris — Over the last five years, Gordon Ferris has established himself as a distinctive Scottish voice in crime fiction. He’s written…

At the End of a Dull Day

In choosing this as her standout book of 2013, Marina Sofia found this, “Darker than dark, with fiercely black humour and a callous attitude towards…

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…

Cockroaches

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — Although Cockroaches is the latest Harry Hole book from Jo Nesbo to appear in English, it…

NTN: The Honey Guide

Written by Richard Crompton — Released on St Valentine’s Day this year, The Honey Guide is Richard Crompton’s debut and it’s been getting some love…

Gimme Shelter

Written by Rob Gittins — The Murder Squad in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff have a big problem. A psychopathic Ukranian vice baron is…

Devil with a Gun

Written by MC Grant — With all of the recent fuss about writers’ pseudonyms, perhaps MC Grant is justified in telling us up front that this…

The Other Woman

Written by Hank Phillippi Ryan – The Other Woman is a title, and a phrase, shot through with double meaning in Ryan’s engaging thriller. Double…