Memento Mori

Written by Keith McCarthy –– Picture an old man alone except for his daughter, living in an secluded and abandoned infirmary. He hears voices. Not…

Dark Tides

Written by Chris Ewan — It’s not that this book is that blood-curdlingly scary – though it has its moments. The violence isn’t graphic or outrageous…

Confessions

Written by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder – You never quite know what to expect when you pick up a Japanese crime fiction novel.…

Interview: Chris Ewan

Halloween is almost upon us and if you’re looking for a bleak and suspenseful crime fiction treat, Dark Tides is one that doesn’t miss a…

Stranger at Sunset

Written by Eden Baylee — Psychiatrist Dr Kate Hampton takes a vacation in Jamaica, staying at the luxury resort Sunset Villa. It’s gated off against…

The Valley

Written by Will Thwaite — The Valley is the debut novel of London headhunter Will Thwaite, and was longlisted for this year’s Bath Novel Award.…

Alphabet House

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Steve Schein – Published for the first time in English, Alphabet House was Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen’s first book…

Fritz Lang’s M resurrected by BFI

One of the earliest and best psychological crime films – Fritz Lang’s M – is to be screened around the UK and Ireland starting early…

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Her

Written by Harriet Lane — For fans of the slow burning thriller, that quietly creeps up on you, Harriet Lane makes for perfect reading. She…

The Long Fall

Written by Julia Crouch — 1980. Emma is an 18-year-old with a promising future ahead of her when she embarks on her solo trip across…

The Weight of Blood

Written by Laura McHugh — Tragedy seems to follow at Lucy Dane’s heels. When she was a little girl Lucy’s beautiful young mother, Lila, vanished after…

Nine Years Gone

Written by Chris Culver — The New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Rashid series of detective mysteries has this time turned his attention…

The Fever

Written by Megan Abbott — With her early, noirish crime novels, Megan Abbott revisited the hardboiled tradition and period detail of 1950s LA from a…

Eeny Meeny

Written by MJ Arlidge — Just when you thought crime fiction couldn’t get more gruesome, along comes MJ Arlidge’s Eeny Meeny to raise the bar. Even…

Elizabeth is Missing

The industry buzz that preceded this release was more than justified. To say that the main protagonist is unusual, is an understatement. Maud is an…

What’s in this bloody box?

Today an unusual package arrived on the doorstep at Crime Fiction Lover HQ. Somewhat worryingly, it had to be signed for. Ever more concerning were…

The Nightmare Place

Written by Steve Mosby — Have you ever looked at one of those old-fashioned drawings people share on Facebook now and then? You know the ones…

Interview: Clare Donoghue

Back in 2011, Clare Donoghue’s manuscript The Watcher was longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger. It didn’t win but she stuck with it and last…

All the Things You Are

Written by Declan Hughes — Some of the best psychological thrillers start with a puzzle, a well-nigh impossible situation, which nevertheless has a perfectly rational…