NTN: Toxic

Written by Jackie McLean — Scottish author Jackie McLean has certainly jumped in at the deep end for her debut novel. Toxic is inspired by the Bhopal disaster,…

The Girl in the Basement

Written by Wayne Simmons — Kayley, a typical teenage goth girl, falls asleep peacefully in the back seat of the school bus, listening to tunes. But she…

Factory Town

Written by Jon Bassoff — Author Jon Bassoff is well known on the pulp scene as the founder of indie publisher New Pulp Press, though…

The Suicide

Written by Mark SaFranko — Transgender people don’t usually get an easy ride in crime fiction. Sometimes they are the psychopaths, as in Silence of the Lambs,…

Forty Acres

Written by Dwayne Alexander Smith — Here is a novel which has attracted attention for its plot twist which turns race relations and America’s colonial…

Betrayed

Written by Jacqui Rose — Over the years, the crime fiction genre has been graced by a veritable procession of tough guy crime lords, plucky…

Murder in Pigalle

Written by Cara Black — I discovered Cara Black’s feisty Parisian heroine Aimée Leduc after my first stint of living in France, when I was…

Someday Never Comes

Written by Frances di Plino — There’s a worrying epidemic in the fictional town of Bradchester. Young children – from as young as six years…

Morning Frost

Written by James Henry — This is the third in a series of prequels featuring a younger William ‘Jack’ Frost. The author of the original…

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…

Trespasser

Written by Paul Doiron — When winter slowly turns into spring in Maine, they call it Mud Season. It is both a curse and a…

Marked

Written by David Jackson — New York. Now, or maybe just the other day. A mother, racked with worry, looks out through the rain-streaked window…

A Dark Redemption

This was LoiteringWithIntent‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She wrote: “Back in February I picked up a copy of A Dark Redemption and before I was 50…

The Bat

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — Did you read the last Harry Hole book, Phantom? If you did you’ll know that the…

CIS: Roseanna revisited

Classics in September – Originally published in 1965, Roseanna was the first of 10 police procedural novels featuring Detective Martin Beck of Sweden’s National Murder…

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A Dark Redemption

In London a Ugandan student, Grace Okello, is savagely murdered. She’s been raped and tortured, her heart cut from her body. The initial assumption that…

Father Unknown

Written by Fay Sampson – Genealogy is something that has enjoyed booming popularity lately thanks to programmes like Who Do You Think You Are? and…