British Crime Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – August 2022

A small town in outback Australia wakes to an appalling crime. A local schoolteacher is found taped to a tree and stoned to death. Suspicion instantly falls on the refugees at the new detention centre on Cobb’s northern outskirts. Tensions are high, between whites and the local indigenous community, between immigrants and the townies, and Detective Sergeant George Manolis returns to his childhood hometown to investigate.

Noir Book of the Month – August 2022

A small town in outback Australia wakes to an appalling crime. A local schoolteacher is found taped to a tree and stoned to death. Suspicion instantly falls on the refugees at the new detention centre on Cobb’s northern outskirts. Tensions are high, between whites and the local indigenous community, between immigrants and the townies, and Detective Sergeant George Manolis returns to his childhood hometown to investigate.

Mystery Book of the Month – June 2022

There’s fowl play in Follet Valley! Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it. One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the enigmatic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance. Then things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens. The disappearance of a guest is one thing, but you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens! – ’A tricksy whodunnit, and a really, really funny story’. 

Noir Book of the Month – May 2022

”Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men.” Jia Khan has always lived like this. Successful London lawyer Jia Khan is a long way from the Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father, Akbar Khan, led the Pakistani community and ran the local organised crime syndicate. Often his Jirga rule – the old way – was violent and bloody, but it was always justice of a kind. Now, with her father murdered, Jia must return to take his place. Justice needs to be restored, and Jia is about to discover that justice always comes at a cost.

Noir Book of the Month – April 2022

Set in 1963, our hero is the African-American Korean war-hero Harry Ingram. Tensions are running high during Martin Luther King’s freedom speech, and news photographer Harry risks ending up a victim at every crime scene he photographs. But when an old army buddy of his is being accused of a crime, Harry senses foul play and ends up playing detective and is thrown head-first into the underbelly of LA society in the hope of finding justice for a friend.

Noir Book of the Month – March 2022

What price would you put on a second chance? When Alex Cassidy and Diane Alison meet by chance at a party in Princeton, New Jersey, there are instant sparks. Both are single parents living in wealthy suburbia, independent, highly competent and seemingly settled in their lives. She runs a successful catering business. He's part of a crew that robs banks, casinos and jewellery stores around the world. As Alex prepares for one final, daunting job, he discovers that he's not the only one with secrets - and that both of them are playing for the highest stakes imaginable.

Mystery Book of the Month – Feb 2022

In the traditions of two great but very different British writers, Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse, Waugh's hilarious and entirely original twist on the country house murder mystery comes complete with stiff upper lips, even stiffer drinks, and any stiffs that might embarrass the family getting smartly brushed under the carpet…  Longlisted for the Comedy Women In Print Award.

Noir Book of the Month – Jan 2022

Do you like women who don’t take any sh*t? Then this book is definitely for you. Think Villanelle – but she’s on your side. Nikki Griffin, our bookseller-by-day, badass PI-by-night heroine, is back…

Noir Book of the Month – Jan 2022

Do you like women who don’t take any sh*t? Then this book is definitely for you. Think Villanelle – but she’s on your side. Nikki Griffin, our bookseller-by-day, badass PI-by-night heroine, is back…

Mystery Book of the Month – Dec 2021

One murder. Twelve suspects. Twelve motives for murder...   This Christmas, sit back and become a real armchair detective. This is a murder mystery told entirely through interviews. Private Investigator Elizabeth Chalice needs YOU to help her solve this case. It’s a beautiful Christmas day in Como, and the Caswell-Jones family are celebrating with their nearest and dearest in their Villa Janus. Merriment and limoncello abound.   That is, until Jonty Caswell-Jones is found dead in his study.