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Friday Reads

Forced Confessions

John Fairfax is the alter ego of William Broderick, a former monk who used his experience among the order of the Augustinians to create the brilliant Brother Anselm mysteries, crime novels steeped in philosophy and […]

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The Point of No Return

So . . . it’s springtime, green shoots are out, hairdressers are about to reopen, we’re all getting vaccinated and optimism’s in the air. And Neil Broadfoot’s latest is out in paperback – hurrah!  Neil’s […]

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Before the Storm

When I read Alex Gray’s last book, When Shadows Fall, I was reasonably sure that it would be almost impossible to better in terms of plot, pace and atmosphere. Then when her new novel landed […]

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The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn

Sometimes you just want a classic mystery novel to escape into – one that you know won’t feature too much violence or darkness, but will transport you into another world. Kate High’s debut, The Cat […]

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The Moment of Impact

A two-time CWA Dagger in the Library nominee, Alison Bruce is more than a safe pair of hands when you pick up any one of her fantastic crime novels – The Moment Before Impact is […]

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The Cut

Chris Brookmyre likes to mix it up – while he excels at crime, from his brilliant early novels to his recent thrillers, all with different, meticulously researched themes, he also writes historical novels with his […]

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When I Was You

When I Was You is the outstanding debut from Amber Garza, a name you’re going to be seeing more of over the next few years! What would you do if you met someone with your […]

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The Murder List

If you’re a sucker for a great police procedural, and the odd serial killer, then The Murder List is perfect for you. Set once again against the atmospheric backdrop of St Andrews, the tenth in […]

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The Last Crossing/Blood Ties

We are so excited here to be publishing Brian McGilloway’s marvellous and gripping Blood Ties in March; after an overlong break of ten years, Ben Devlin is back in a new thriller set in the […]

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Faithless in Death

  Faithless in Death is the brand new instalment in the bestselling In Death series. If you already know the series then you’ll know how good they are but if you haven’t then let me […]

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Black Rain Falling

  This excellent book is now out in paperback; this is what Ed said earlier this year: Jacob Ross doesn’t need any superlatives from me: he was the winner of the Jhalak Prize, the Guardian called his […]

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If I Disappear

If you love creepy, small-town American thrillers like The Sinner, True Detective and Sharp Objects, and are partial to a true-crime podcast, then Eliza Jane Brazier’s debut thriller If I Disappear is the perfect eerie […]

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