Coming July 2020: The Resident by David Jackson.
YOU THINK YOU'RE ALONE.
Thomas Brogan is a serial killer, and he has nowhere left to hide. At least until he finds an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he discovers that he can access three other houses through the attic space, the real fun begins.
Because the one thing that Brogan enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet... #theresident #davidjackson #crimefiction #crimelit #crimenovel #detective #detectivefiction #murder #mystery #murdermystery #crime
Coming May 2020: Who We Were by B. M. Carroll.
ADDICTIVE' - LIANE MORIARTY 'COMPELLING' - LISA HALL
IT'S BEEN TWENTY YEARS
BUT ALL IS NOT FORGIVEN
Katy is not the shy schoolgirl she once was, and she's looking forward to showing her classmates who she's become. Annabel was the queen bee, but her fall from grace changed her life forever. Zach was cruel, but he thinks he's changed. Robbie was a target. And he never stood a chance.
Their reunion will bring together friends and enemies, many for the first time in decades. But someone is still holding a grudge, and will stop at nothing to reveal their darkest secrets... #whowewere #bmcarroll #crimefiction #crimelit #crimenovel #detective #detectivefiction #murder #mystery #murdermystery #crime
Coming April 2020 - Bitter Wash Road by Australia's King of Crime, Garry Disher.
Hirsch is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan detective, now hated and despised, he's been exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia's wheatbelt. Threats. Pistol cartridge in the mailbox.
So when he heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate gunfire and finds himself cut off without backup, there are two possibilities. Either he's found the fugitive killers thought to be in the area. Or his 'backup' is about to put a bullet in him.
He's wrong on both counts. But Tiverton when the next call-out takes him to the body of a sixteen-year-old girl, his investigation has disturbing echoes of the past he's trying to leave behind... #garrydisher #thebrokenones #auscrime #crimefiction #crimelit #crimenovel #detective #detectivefiction #murder #mystery #murdermystery #crime
Coming March 2020 - The Broken Ones by Ren Richards (aka @laurendestefanoauthor )
When her child was taken what did she really see
A bestselling true crime writer, Nell Way tells other people's stories. But there is one story Nell won't tell. Ten years ago and with a different name, she was a teenage mother with a four-year-old she found desperately hard to love. Then the little girl disappeared, and Nell has never shaken off the shadow of suspicion.
As she begins to interview the subject of her next book - a woman convicted of murdering her twin sister - it becomes clear that someone has uncovered her true identity. And they know that Nell didn't tell the truth about the day her daughter disappeared... #renrichards #laurendestefano #thebrokenones #crimefiction #crimelit #crimenovel #detective #detectivefiction #murder #mystery #murdermystery #crime
'Her head was bowed, and the hands braced on the chair arms were not like hands at all, but the dry dark claws of a bird...' The first of our books, Nicola White’s A Famished Heart, comes out in Feb 2020.
The Macnamara sisters hadn't been seen for months before anyone noticed. It was Father Timoney who finally broke down the door, who saw what had become of them. Berenice was sitting in her armchair, surrounded by religious tracts. Rosaleen had crawled under her own bed, her face frozen in terror. Both had starved themselves to death.
Francesca Macnamara returns to Dublin after decades in the US, to find her family in ruins. Meanwhile, Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are convinced that there is more to the deaths than suicide. Because what little evidence there is, shows that someone was watching the sisters die... #AFamishedHeart #NicolaWhite #crimefiction #crimelit #crimenovel #detective #detectivefiction #murder #mystery #murdermystery #crime
Black and Blue in Harlem by @deliapitts50 is the third book in the Ross Agency mystery series about Rook, a Black private eye in Harlem. The crime scene is close as an older woman, Nomie George, is found murdered at Rook’s own appartement building. Together with his detective friend Lin, Rook works the case to find out of this is a murder or a suicide, as first appears.
This is a short, very readable mystery of the more gritty and urban variety with a great detective. I really liked how Pitts made Harlem come alive for the reader and it wasn’t obvious whodunnit. Rook is a complex character who struggles with alcohol addiction and a difficult past, please check the content warning to make sure this isn’t triggering for you. I also loved the side characters who were all round characters with lives and problems of their own.
I really enjoyed this new to me mystery about Rook and Harlem’s people and will definitely go back to read the first two books in this series.
#bookstagram #mystery #crimelit #rossagencyseries #blackandblueinharlem #deliacpitts #readsoullit #kindle #crimewoc #wocreads #igreads
Who will spot
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018
by Stuart Turton
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden—one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party—can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify her killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is desperate to stop him ever escaping Blackheath . . .
About the Author
Stuart Turton has a degree in English and Philosophy. Having trained for no particular career, he’s dabbled in most of them. He stocked shelves in a Darwin bookshop, taught English in Shanghai, worked for a technology magazine in London, wrote travel articles in Dubai, and now he’s a freelance journalist. Stuart lives in London with his wife and drinks lots of tea.
#SGbookfairies #stuartturton #thesevendeathsofevelynhardcastle #ourtampineshub #spinellicoffee #booksandcoffee #crimelit #thriller #bookfairiesincrime #sgreads #bookstagramsg #whattoread #whatamireadingsg #findabook #pickupabook #booksarethebestgifts #readingphysicalbooks
A year ago I took over facilitating Crime Book Club. I was worried. Book clubs are as much about the people who attend them as they are the book discussed. I was just dropping into this already-formed community. I thought: Would the group like me What would we talk about for an hour How am I going to remember everyone’s names Would everyone quit Aren’t all books mysteries in a way
The thing is, relationships take time.
The first few months were rough, but we worked on it.
We pumped the brakes, asked more questions, and listened. We threw out the old baggage, and built something new. Some people moved on, new people joined. We all learned to trust that I could pick the books. We also dreamed together - wouldn’t it be great if a crime or mystery writer came to a meeting one of these days
And then, through some kindness and diligence, the opportunity for just that presented itself.
Catharine Riggs was gracious, smart, and completely captivated the group with a perspective we hadn’t considered. As far as one-year anniversaries go, anything more planned than from a few harried emails just wouldn’t have suited us. “I don’t always like the book, but I always like the people and the conversation here.” #SantaBarbaraSuspense #CatharineRiggs
#runsonaudiobooks #crimebookclub #crimelit #suspenselit #maisiedobbs #jacquelinewinspear #edgaraward #abirmukherjee #samwyndham “You don’t have to be beaten to be battered.” (September 2019) “Memories are links in a golden chain that bind us until we meet again.” (September 2018) “It wasn’t an especially auspicious start.” (March 2019)
A fairly accurate representation of how I feel right now as I try and work out the ending to my second book. Got 3 or 4 options I'm toying with. It does feel a bit like I'm in a labyrinth trying to work out which route to take. Maybe I should follow black mirrors lead and make it some kind of radge interactive thing with various pre set endings. Then again MAYBE NO...
#amwriting #urbanfiction #crime #organisedcrime #gritty #bookreaders #bookstagrammer #crimelit #crimethriller
Noir novels are bleak, brutal, and almost always about the low and sure road to destruction.
The seeker of cheap thrills and nostalgia will probably find Jim Thompson's "The Killer Inside Me" too heavy.
The reader looking for literary nourishment will probably find it too racist, sexist, and violent.
I read to examine myself and my culture, and I found the book to be a worthwhile exploration of American violence.
The main character's suppressed craving for violence landed like a grenade in the squeaky-clean fifties, and it feels just as relevant today when many of our darker collective appetites and impulses are resurfacing.
LOTS of books in this article to check out! How many times have I said that Jay Farrar sounds like home (Central Illinois -which is culturally Appalachia) to me "And if there is one place where the written word always falls short of TV and movies, it is the musical soundtrack.
Brian Panowich says the music of Son Volt is what his novel should sound like. In the end notes of Bull Mountain, he even includes a list of songs and bands that influenced his writing. He also sees a parallel between the rise of alt-country music in the 1990s and the rise of rural noir fiction. “Alt-country music was happening prior to Uncle Tupelo [the band that later spawned both Son Volt and Wilco], but nobody really paid it no mind,” Panowich says. “Nobody knew where to shelve it in the music store until Uncle Tupelo gave it a name. Then the magazine No Depression happened, and the movement happened.” Panowich believes rural noir now occupies the same space alt-country did before Uncle Tupelo gave it a label." #Repost @bittersoutherner with @get_repost
When we hear the word “noir,” our minds flash to black-and-white movies driven by hard-boiled, big-city detectives. But in the 21st century, a new genre of crime fiction has risen from the swamps, mountains, and suburbs of the South. Norris Eppes interviews seven rural noir masters to make sense of a thrilling literary genre that rings true to our region.
#southernliterature #southerncrimefiction #ruralnoir #southernnoir #noir #mountainnoir #appalachiannoir #swampnoir #mississippinoir #noir #travelnoir #crimenovel #crimelit #mysterynovel #mysteryfiction #southerngothic #gritlit #thesouth #linkinprofile #bittersoutherner #bettersouth 📸 @amandagreenephotographs
7/10⭐️. If you like to read seasonally and are looking for a good crime mystery, Jane Harper’s Aaron Faulk series might be for you. The book is set in a small farming community in the Outback of Australia that is in the middle of a very long drought, both in terms of the weather conditions as well as symbolically for this down on its luck village. There is the murder of a young mother and her son and it appears that her husband is the culprit but as in most things like these, there is more than meets the eye. The author does a great job of creating a sense of place and making you feel parched, sweaty, and hot just reading it. Perfect for a summer read. It’s a fairly decent and fun little mystery and it’s the first in a series.
Our first #fontlovefriday - seeing as a huge part of the work we do is sourcing and experimenting with type, we wanted to share our love (or maybe disdain) for the characters we spend so much time with so... meet DIN.
Din is the kind of outdoorsy type who never actually gets their expensive hiking boots dirty. They're kind of fun... actually maybe you're better off describing them more as enthusiastic. They have a few interesting stories but you soon realise that there's a base set of 5 they have on repeat and once they start moving onto a detailed itinerary of last summer’s trek through through the Caucasus Mountains, you sort of glaze over. If only they weren't so damn good looking and dependable.⠀⠀
Anyway Din is used A LOT across the publishing industry. It also makes up the ‘GET’ in our logo. Usually used for more crime / thriller-y kind of vibes. Punchy and bold but still kind of upmarket.⠀⠀
#fontsofinstagram #din #thriller #crimelit #sansserif #fonts #fontswelove