All about the crime this September

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It’s got a selection of the month’s new crime fiction book releases, as well my current and next reads to inspire you. September sees the release of some amazing books, like The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin.… Read the rest

Crime Scene May Newsletter

Welcome to the round-up of criminal goodies for the month of May. This month, we’re going around the world with crime fiction. We’re excited to feature Barbara Nadel‘s Inspector Çetin Ikman series, set in Turkey, with its 23rd book (Forfeit) released on 13th May.

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We also can’t wait to read UK-set The Nurse, China-set City of Ice and Iceland-set Girls Who Lie.… Read the rest

Crime Scene April Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s round-up of crime fiction book releases and events.

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There’s plenty to keep us busy, and lots to get involved with. We feature Margaret Kirk‘s DI Lukas Mahler series on the front cover, with the latest book due out this month, and we’ve also selected Roses for the Dead by Chris McDonald as our top read.… Read the rest

Crime Scene March Newsletter

Welcome to the round-up of criminal goodies for the month of March. With the tantalising prospect of lockdown restrictions coming to an end soon, it can be a frustrating wait. However, with plenty to keep us occupied on the crime fiction front, maybe we won’t be in too much of a hurry to go out…

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This month, we have the thrilling Anthrax Island by DL Marshall, and top reads from favourites Rob Parker, Mel Sherratt and Alex Gray.… Read the rest

Police procedural at its finest

I’m a big fan of Marion Todd’s DI Clare Mackay series, which continues to go from strength to strength. In her fourth book, published today, the St Andrews based team are faced with a series of puzzling murders. As step by step they establish the links between the victims, we’re taken in and out of homes, offices and bars, through the town and along the coastline.… Read the rest

Crime Scene February Newsletter

Welcome to the February round-up of crime fiction goodies. Download it here:

We might be in the middle of winter, not to mention in the midst of a pandemic, but there’s plenty to keep crime fiction fans busy and entertained.

There are some cracking new releases coming out. We’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of Marion Todd’s new book, What They Knew, and it’s a cracker!… Read the rest

BANKING ON MURDER – The Parker Sisters Mysteries – Book 1 by J.D. WHITELAW

Thank you to Red Dog Press for including Ally’s Book Reviews in the blog tour. It’s been a delight to read this book – and I would go as far as to say it’s absolutely my favourite book of the year – read on to see why. Ally

The official blurb…

Martha Parker runs a small private detective agency in Glasgow with her two sisters, Helen and Geri.… Read the rest

SINS OF THE FATHER by SHARON BAIRDEN

The Official Blurb…….

Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.


Trauma runs deep
When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity … and her life.Read the rest