The second DCI Flanagan novel deals with a classic tale of the crime genre; a wife and her lover knocking off her husband, killing him to make it look like suicide, with the wife set to inherit a fortune. But Neville plays this story out with a couple of differences. Firstly as a reader we know straight up it is a murder not suicide. There is no mystery to unravel. We know who is guilty and it is up to DCI Flanagan to work out if there has been foul play or not. Secondly, the lover is a priest. Neville plays all this out while DCI Flanagan struggles to keep her family together while giving her job the dedication she knows it requires. … More Stuart Neville’s SO SAY THE FALLEN
The Midnight Promise announced Zane Lovitt as a great new talent in Australian crime fiction. His new novel is even more incredible. Lovitt takes a wicked sense of humour and clever plotting to once again brilliantly subvert the crime genre. … More Zane Lovitt’s BLACK TEETH
Sean Duffy returns in the eagerly anticipated fifth book in the Sean Duffy “trilogy”. … More Adrian McKinty’s RAIN DOGS
Stuart Neville has constructed a very original crime thriller that skillfully demonstrates that a crime story doesn’t ever end. The effects are always long lasting and neither truth nor justice can ever provide the closure required by those left behind.
… More Stuart Neville’s THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND
Lippman takes a confronting but tragically all too familiar crime and explores the fallout, years later, for all those involved … More Laura Lippman’s HUSH HUSH
The is George Pelecanos’s first collection of short stories and once again demonstrates his consummate class, not just as a crime writer, but a writer. … More George Pelecanos’s THE MARTINI SHOT
There are so many elements Beukes has combined in this totally absorbing and addictive thriller confirming her as one of the most original and exciting writers of the crime genre (and other genres) at the moment. … More Lauren Beukes’ BROKEN MONSTERS
This is far and away the thriller of the year. It will keep you glued to end of your reading chair, it will keep you guessing until the very end and, best of all, it will break your heart. … More Michael Robotham’s LIFE OR DEATH
Stuart Neville doesn’t take his foot off the pedal once in this gripping thriller and once again demonstrates why he is the crime writer everybody is and should be talking about at the moment.
… More Stuart Neville’s THE FINAL SILENCE
John Harvey’s mastery is on full display as he crafts together not only an intricate and intriguing murder mystery but also a look back at the social powder keg that the miners’ strike was. Not only on a national scale but for a small town and within a marriage. … More John Harvey’s DARKNESS, DARKNESS