Mystery

Noir Book of the Month – March 2019

The long-awaited return of Kent Anderson, with ”the best of what crime fiction can do” (Michael Connelly). A raw, unflinching novel about America's divided cities and one man's divided soul. ”Tells the unvarnished truth about what it is to be a cop in modern day America. I can give a suspense novel no higher compliment” (James Patterson)

Mystery Book of the Month – February 2019

A masterful Gothic mystery full of unsettling twists, riveting turns and characters that would make Dickens jealous. An intriguing murder mystery and a complex portrait of a man isolated by his awareness of who he truly is. The first in a brand new series set in Victorian London.

The Stone Circle

Elly Griffiths
The Stone Circle
Trade Paperback

The Man With No Face

Peter May
The Man With No Face
Trade Paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – January 2019

‘To Mr Thomas Combe my sword.’  These six words in Shakespeare’s will tell us that Shakespeare had a sword. Did he wear it?  Did he use it?  What sort was it?  When and why did he get it?  What happened to it?  Might it – does it – still exist?  

The Wych Elm

Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – December 2018

1666. London has been destroyed by fire and its citizens are looking for somebody, preferably foreign, to blame. Only the royal Court, with its strong Catholic sympathies, is trying to dampen down the post-conflaguration hysteria. Then, inconveniently, a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed.

Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)

Carolyn Wells
Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)
Hardback

In the Galway Silence (Jack Taylor #14)

Ken Bruen
In the Galway Silence (Jack Taylor #14)
Trade Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – October 2018

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, Desperation Road is set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017 and highly praised by readers and reviewers alike.
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