British Crime Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – September 2020

Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia - until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since that night, caught in a spiral of grief and booze, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions…  ”The Good Detective is a debut with all of the ingredients: snappy procedural details, a sharp sense of place in the Deep South, and relentless momentum.”

Mystery Book of the Month – August 2020

On an island of secrets, some sins never die. A gripping and thrilling read from one of the great Scottish crime writers, themes of crime, mystery, secrecy and loyalty all woven together to make Thunder Bay one of those books that will stay with you long after you ve turned the last page.

Mystery Book of the Month – July 2020

The Right Sort Marriage Bureau – the recently starting matchmaking service by the impulsive Miss Iris Sparks and the practical Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge – gets into trouble when their latest client is found murdered. Matchmakers turn investigators...

Mystery Book of the Month – June 2020

Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators… Three generations of women from the Skelfs family take over the family funeral-home and PI businesses in the first book of a taut, page-turning and darkly funny new series.

Noir Book of the Month – May 2020

”Nobody asked us to look. Every day, every since, I still wish we hadn’t.” A gritty crime novel for those who were glued to Narcos or Sicario. ”A tough and uncompromising debut – you’ll be glad you read it.” – Lee Child

Mystery Book of the Month – April 2020

A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill is the first Rowland Sinclair mystery. Australia, early 1930s. A great Depression is engulfing the world, spawning misery and discontent. Tensions are mounting as the Far Right makes inroads which threaten national stability. Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers Prize. ”A sparkling crime series... Evelyn Waugh meets Agatha Christie...” – The Age  

Noir Book of the Month – March 2020

In Mercy River, Hamilton successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters.

Mystery Book of the Month – February 2020

A stifling, atmospheric gothic crime novel with a unique protagonist and killer twist. This is top-notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural.

Mystery Book of the Month – January 2020

The book beautifully evokes the character and spirit of Shetland and the people who sail around the sometimes treacherous coast of Scotland. And last but not least it’s an intriguing mystery: a whodunit (which is also a ”howdunit”) that keeps the reader engaged throughout.

Mystery Book of the Month – December 2019

Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Antoine Verlaque, magistrate of Aix-en-Provence, and his wife Marine Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive. A typical Longworth cassoulet of good food, fine wine, and murder.

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