Category: Reviews

  • Garry Disher: Under the Cold Bright Lights

    Garry Disher: Under the Cold Bright Lights

    Everything old is new again Available July 2nd, 2019 Detective Alan Auhl has a house full of people. His daughter, people seeking shelter, some just renting a room, and his estranged wife who drops in overnight during her demanding her travel schedule. Since his return to the department, he’s on cold cases and subject to Read more

  • Tom Pitts: 101

    Tom Pitts: 101

    Grit in the teeth – Hair up the ass Jerry is a guy going nowhere, but he’s fast heading up the 101 from San Fransisco to Humboldt County, the pot growing mecca of California. He has to hide out with Vic, a friend of his mothers. There is a little matter of stolen money, and Read more

  • Mark Brandi: Into the River

    Mark Brandi: Into the River

    Ben and Fab, best friends in 1989 Stawell, the Wimmera region of rural Victoria Australia. They play cricket and catch yabbies (crayfish). Sounds idyllic but there are problems. The bruises on Fab from his father, and being teased at school for his darker complexion. Ben’s next door neighbour hanged herself, she was just a girl. Read more

  • Gale Massey: The Girl From Blind River

    Gale Massey: The Girl From Blind River

    Bottom of the Deck If you are Jamie Elders, you are living in a dingy trailer under the thumb of your criminal uncle. Your teenage brother has problems with anger management, and your mother is an ex-con just released from prison. Jamie is 19 and knows life is better – somewhere. Meantime, she’s pretending to Read more

  • Nathan Ripley: Find You in the Dark

    Nathan Ripley: Find You in the Dark

    Martin Reese, loving family man, obsessive stalker. But he has that stalking thing under control, in a way that’s quite unusual. Reese researches and locates the buried bodies of a serial killer. He leaves just enough of the victim exposed so that, when he calls police to tell them he’s done their work for them Read more

  • Hildur Sif Thorarensen: His Sweet

    Hildur Sif Thorarensen: His Sweet

    Feel the race against time Where the girl is held is a mystery. There a few clues and the time line to find her is harrowing – her abductor may be dead. This doesn’t stop the small town sheriff, her determined crew, and the FBI in running down any and all leads. Notebooks found in Read more

  • Niklas Natt Och Dag: The Wolf and the Watchman

    Niklas Natt Och Dag: The Wolf and the Watchman

    The muck and foulness of Stockholm in 1793 is well described in this debut by Niklas Natt Och Dag and you’ll cringe all along the way. A body found in a Stockholm river has the watchman Mickel Cardell reeling in shock. The victim has been horrifyingly sundered – with no arms, legs, eyes, or tongue. Read more

  • Un-Su Kim: The Plotters

    Un-Su Kim: The Plotters

    Shadow men, real world Reseng was found in a trash can. Rescued by Old Racoon, he was raised among assassins and trained to become a hit man in The Library of Dogs. With close connections to governments and corporations, Old Racoon parcels out the assignments as he receives them. These days, it seems he’s out Read more

  • John McMahon: The Good Detective

    John McMahon: The Good Detective

    Stunned by grief, blunted by alcohol Detective PT Marsh is creating a history of bad decisions. A favour for a woman he barely knows has him investigating a man he thinks he killed. Of course his fingerprints are all over a crime scene. But this, and the murder of a teenage boy may have connections. Read more

  • Leye Adenle: Easy Motion Tourist

    Leye Adenle: Easy Motion Tourist

    Headlong into trouble Guy Collins is in Lagos, Nigeria. There’s an election in the works and he wants all the dirt. Representing the best of yellow journalism, Collins has no idea what he’s doing, or what he’s in for. The brutal murder and discarding of a woman outside a lounge where Collins is drinking has Read more