Crime novels

Spilling ink: Lee Child [AXEL DUPEUX]

Lee Child: How to write – and get revenge

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Lee Child has sold around 100 million books. How does he do it?

Latest crime fiction reviewed

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Wolfgang Herrndorf’s Sand (Pushkin Press, £14.99) is set in 1972 and moves back and forth between a North African city…

Recent crime novels

26 May 2012 4:00 pm

William Brodrick’s crime novels have the great (and unusual) merit of being unlike anyone else’s, not least because his series…

Recent crime novels

3 December 2011 11:00 am

The crop of recent crime fiction is generously sprinkled with well-known names; as far as its publishers are concerned, Christmas…

Bookends: Not filthy enough

26 November 2011 11:00 am

The Pursued (Penguin, £12.99) is a lost crime thriller by C. S. Forester, the author of the Hornblower novels. It…

Recent crime fiction

4 June 2011 12:00 am

Mo Hayder has a considerable and well-deserved reputation as a writer of horrific crime novels that often revolve around the physical violence men do to women.

Recent crime fiction

9 April 2011 12:00 am

Henning Mankell bestrides the landscape of Scandavian crime fiction like a despondent colossus.

Recent crime novels

5 March 2011 12:00 am

Andrew Rosenheim is building a solid reputation for intelligent, thoughtful thrillers driven by character and theme rather than plot mechanics.

Recent crime novels

17 July 2010 12:00 am

Michael Ridpath, best known for his excellent financial thrillers, explores new territory in Where the Shadows Lie, which combines elements of the American cop crime novel with J. R. R. Tolkein and post-credit-crunch Iceland.

Recent crime novels

25 November 2009 12:00 am

Fever of the Bone (Little, Brown, £18.99) is the sixth novel in Val McDermid’s Jordan and Hill series.

Recent crime fiction

9 September 2009 12:00 am

An Empty Death (Orion, £18.99) is the second instalment of the series Laura Wilson began with her previous book, the award-winning Stratton’s War.