British Crime Book of the month

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. 

Noir Book of the Month – Nov 2021

A top ten New York Times bestseller. A compulsive debut novel that explores the aftershock of a brutal crime on the women of a small Texas oil town. When justice is as slippery as oil, and kindness becomes a hazardous act, sometimes courage is all we have to keep us alive… ’The very definition of a stunning debut’ – Ann Patchett. ’Brilliant, sharp, tightly wound, and devastating’ – Elizabeth Gilbert. Join the Crime reading group in Uppsala to discuss this book at the pub!

Mystery Book of the Month – Oct 2021

Umiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down. As a secretary to a Tokyo private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork. That is, until her boss takes on a new case, dangerous enough to get him killed. A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan for the first time and travel to London.

Noir Book of the Month – Sept 2021

A riveting tale of deception, vengeance, and power set against the haunting beauty of the Adirondack wilderness. ”…vibrant female characters refuse to turn themselves into commodities or victims. Suspenseful, witty, and wise, it is a compelling thriller”. – Susanna Moore

Mystery Book of the Month – August 2021

All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. In the 1930s, Grant McAllister, a mathematics professor turned author, worked them out, hiding their secrets in a book of crime stories. Then Grant disappeared… ’So, so clever. A twisty story and an education in the maths of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one - bravo!’ – Sarah Pinborough