Category: Detective novel

The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

A village on the edge…As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains. A house full of secrets…With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how … Read More The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. @ragnarjo #Winterkill #DarkIceland @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a … Read More Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

Deadline by Geoff Major

Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. An award-winning journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from grace at The Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante. #Deadline @GradusPrimus @ghpbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours … Read More Deadline by Geoff Major

Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

They took your fiancée.They framed you for murder.You’re given one chance to save her. To clear your name.You must kill someone for them.They give you the time and place.The weapon. The target.You have less than 24 hours.You only know that no-one can be trusted…and nothing is what it seems. My Review Very clever plotting with lots of twists and turns. Who can you trust? … Read More Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

Dead Already by Tim Adler

What if someone you accidentally killed came back to haunt you? When the perfect crime results in the kidnap and murder of Megan, his only child, East End villain Mickey Speight is grief stricken. But now, nearly thirty years later, Megan sends a message to her father, gone-to-ground in present-day Margate. #DeadAlready @timadlerauthor @NightsBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  As the messages from his dead daughter keep … Read More Dead Already by Tim Adler

Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we’ve relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether? Ruthless Seattle mayor, … Read More Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

Blackmail. Complacency. A nuclear threat turned real. A group of unknown terrorists are blackmailing the British government with a quantity of plutonium left over from the Cold War. Only one man knows their identity and can prevent a disaster, but he is on the run for a murder he didn’t commit and has no intention of being found. #Fallout @KarlaForbes @Darkstrokedark @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Whilst the … Read More Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton

A young girl murdered. A town with a dark secret. A young girl, Kasey, is murdered in the woods of northern New York, a strange symbol carved into her stomach. Investigator Reed Raleigh, Major Crimes, is tasked with finding the killer. #RoughCountry #TJBrearton @inkubatorbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Reed has his own troubles. He’s in therapy, divorced, estranged from his son. But he desperately needs to … Read More Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton

The Phoenix Project (DI Jack MacIntosh #1) by Michelle Kidd

How long can the past remain buried? A simple message in a local newspaper. A set of highly sensitive documents left in the back of a London black cab. Both events collide to cause Isabel Faraday’s life to be turned upside down. #ThePhoenixProject #DIJackMacIntosh @AuthorKidd @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Growing up believing her parents died in a car crash when she was five, Isabel learns the … Read More The Phoenix Project (DI Jack MacIntosh #1) by Michelle Kidd

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir Translated by Victoria Cribb

The first in the electrifying new Forbidden Iceland series, The Creak on the Stairs is an exquisitely written, claustrophobic and chillingly atmospheric debut thriller by one of Iceland’s most exciting new talents. #TheCreakontheStairs @evaaegisdottir @OrendaBooks @victoriacribb #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #IcelandNoir #NordicNoir When the body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to … Read More The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir Translated by Victoria Cribb

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

A thrilling, wildly inventive nesting doll of a mystery, in which a young editor travels to a remote village in the Mediterranean in the hopes of convincing a reclusive writer to republish his collection of detective stories, only to realize that there are greater mysteries beyond the pages of books. There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A … Read More Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

The Watcher by Kate Medina

If you see him it’s already too late… Some secrets can’t be hidden. The Fullers are the picture-perfect family, a wealthy couple with a grand home in the middle of remote woodland. But even they have something to hide – and it will prove fatal. Some crimes can’t be forgotten. Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Marilyn Simmons arrive at the Fuller’s home to … Read More The Watcher by Kate Medina