Tag: crime drama

The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don’t stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture. When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted … Read More The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

The Beach House by Beverley Jones

Published in paperback 21st April 2022! The perfect place to hide. Or so she thought . . . When Grace Jensen returns to her home in Lookout Beach one day, she finds a body in a pool of blood and a menacing gift left for her. The community of Lookout Beach is shocked by such a brutal intrusion in their close-knit neighbourhood – particularly … Read More The Beach House by Beverley Jones

No Less The Devil by Stuart McBride

‘We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.’ It’s been seventeen months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer to catching him. The media is whipping up a storm, the top brass are demanding results, but the investigation is sinking fast. Now isn’t the time to get distracted with other cases, but … Read More No Less The Devil by Stuart McBride

My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2022. So far I’ve read some good books.  Tapestry by Beth Duke “We’re all part of a tapestry bigger than any of us can imagine, weaving in and out and creating a glorious picture. All of us from the beginning of time.” What a lovely thought. My brother had his DNA done and assuming … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

The Lake Templeton Murders by HS Burnley

An edge-of-your seat murder mystery set in a forgotten, ocean-facing town on Vancouver Island! A body washes up on the shores of Lake Templeton, a small town on the coast of Vancouver Island. Sharon Reese, the victim, was a dedicated government employee. Everyone liked her, but no one knew much about her. Was she hiding something? Maybe a questionable past riddled with scandal. And did … Read More The Lake Templeton Murders by HS Burnley

No Way Back (Shannon Ames, #5) by TJ Brearton

She must uncover the truth. Or a young woman dies. A quiet Manhattan street. Kristie Fain is walking to the train when she is snatched by a couple of strangers. Special Agent Shannon Ames has just been reassigned to the New York Field Office, the biggest in the country. Since Kristie Fain is an aide to a US Senator, Shannon and her FBI team … Read More No Way Back (Shannon Ames, #5) by TJ Brearton

Cover Reveal – The Woman Who Knew Faces by Jane Badrock

I’m thrilled to be invited by @zooloo2008 to share the cover reveal for The Woman Who Knew Faces by Jane Badrock. The book is the third in the series of the Karen Thorpe novels. The book will be published on 30th March, but here is a taster of the story: One tenacious cop. One amazing artist. There’s a big operation underway and DS Karen Thorpe … Read More Cover Reveal – The Woman Who Knew Faces by Jane Badrock

Music of the Night by Martin Edwards (Editor)

Music of the Night is a new anthology of original short stories contributed by Crime Writer’s Association (CWA) members and edited by Martin Edwards, with music as the connecting theme. The aim, as always is to produce a book which is representative both of the genre and the membership of the world’s premier crime writing association. The CWA has published anthologies of members’ stories … Read More Music of the Night by Martin Edwards (Editor)

The Blood Tide (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers #2) by Neil Lancaster

Max, Janie and Ross return in the second gripping novel in this explosive Scottish crime series. You get away with murder.In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman disappears without trace. His remains are never found. You make people disappear.A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max … Read More The Blood Tide (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers #2) by Neil Lancaster

Unhinged by Jorn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger

Translated by Megan Turney His colleague is dead. His daughter may be next. It’s time to do things his way… Two of Nordic Noir’s most accomplished writers return with the explosive, staggeringly complex and unbearably emotive third instalment in the international bestselling Blix & Ramm series. #Unhinged #BlixandRamm #NordicNoir @EngerThomas @LierHorst @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #blogtour When police investigator Sofia Kovic uncovers a startling connection between several … Read More Unhinged by Jorn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger

We Know You Remember by Tove Alsterdal

A missing girl, a hidden body, a decades-long cover-up, and old sins cast in new light: the classic procedural meets Scandinavian atmosphere in this rich, character-driven mystery, awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, that heralds the American debut of a supremely skilled international writer.  It’s been more than twenty years since Olof Hagström left home. Returning to his family’s house, he knows … Read More We Know You Remember by Tove Alsterdal

Dead Drift by AJ Hill

Former Detective Inspector Jack Lunn is enjoying the quiet life. Twenty years on from being medically retired from the job with Hampshire Police, he’s earned his quiet routine of long walks in the New Forest. However, Jack’s peace is shattered when he discovers the body of a friend and local landowner while on a fishing trip. Drawn into the investigation, he comes face to … Read More Dead Drift by AJ Hill