The Bones Beneath

Written by Mark Billingham — In Tom Thorne’s last outing, The Dying Hours, having been busted down to uniform for one too many indiscretions, our…

Straight Jacket

Written by Adrian Deans — I’m an advocate of judging a book by its cover. When you’re walking through a bookstore, or even browsing on…

The Murder Bag

Written by Tony Parsons — Crime fiction has become the destination genre of choice for writers who have been successful writing other kinds of fiction.…

Never Look Back

DI Mike Lockyer has an autistic brother. He also has a failed marriage. The wedding ring on a chain round his neck is a constant…

The Facts of Life and Death

Ruby Trick is an over-weight 10 year-old at a Devon primary school. Her workshy father sits at home dreaming of being a cowboy. When a…

Preternatural

Written by Matt Hilton — Carter Bailey is called to Conn Island, a small, weather blasted land mass in the Shetland Islands. His summoner is Paul…

Men at Night

Written by Kara Voorhees — Regular crime fiction readers will probably have lost count of the number of ‘grizzled police detective tries to solve one…

Never Look Back

Written by Clare Donoghue — Detective Inspector Mike Lockyer, working in South East London, has his hands full with a triple murder. A serial killer…

A Plague of Crows

Written by Douglas Lindsay — A Plague of Crows is the second of Lindsay’s police procedural novels with Edinburgh cop, DS Thomas Hutton at the…

Irène

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — The first Pierre Lemaitre book to be translated into English, Alex, was one of my top…

Cut Dead

Written by Mark Sennen — Cut Dead is the third novel in Mark Sennen’s police procedural series following Touch and Bad Blood. DI Charlotte Savage…

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre is fast becoming one of the most respected and versatile writers in France. After enjoying huge popular success with his award-winning crime fiction,…

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Trouble Man

Written by Tom Benn — Last year, Tom Benn’s Chamber Music gained plenty of praise for its gritty portrayal of the Manchester club scene and…

A Song for the Dying

Written by Stuart MacBride — Ash Henderson has all the street smarts required to successfully survive a spell in one of Her Majesty’s harder prisons.…

Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book…

The Preacher

Written by Sander Jakobsen — The idea of the wicked preacher man is a powerful one in crime fiction and beyond – just think of…

Dead Set

Written by Will Carver — Eames is a psychopath. Following events in Carver’s debut novel, Girl 4, he languishes in a hospital for the criminally…