British Crime Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – May 2019

Black Water is set in the world of the Dublin gangs – the area of Dublin O’Keeffe has lived for many years which tourists are told to avoid – the streets alongside Dublin’s grand canal. Cormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning security correspondent for the Irish Examiner – work that has given him unique access to contacts in the police and the community. He has lived near Dublin’s Grand Canal for many years; his professional and personal lives inform and fuel this novel, giving it the intensity, authenticity and originality of personal experience. 

Noir Book of the Month – May 2019

Black Water is set in the world of the Dublin gangs – the area of Dublin O’Keeffe has lived for many years which tourists are told to avoid – the streets alongside Dublin’s grand canal. Cormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning security correspondent for the Irish Examiner – work that has given him unique access to contacts in the police and the community. He has lived near Dublin’s Grand Canal for many years; his professional and personal lives inform and fuel this novel, giving it the intensity, authenticity and originality of personal experience. 

Mystery Book of the Month – April 2019

After rising to prominence for his role investigating the case of Jack the Ripper, former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson is now retired. Known for his intelligence, investigative skills, and most of all his discretion, he's often consulted when a case must be solved quickly and quietly. So when a body is found in the Egyptian Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Wilson is called in.

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.

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?  

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.

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.

Mystery Book of the Month – September 2018

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force. He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else. ”A thought-provoking rollercoaster” – Ian Rankin  

Noir Book of the Month – August 2018

A novel about family, adventure, and the art of the con from acclaimed crime writer Richard Lange – one of the very best writers of SoCal/Border Noir. Recommended by Jan!

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