British Crime Book of the month

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!

Mystery Book of the Month – July 2018

A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy mystery novel from Molly MacRae. A cozy crime with a murder in a Scottish bookshop – what more can you ask for?

Noir Book of the Month – June 2018

A taut exploration of the ways we hurt and save (or try to save) one another. With unforgettable characters, a fist for a plot, and a deeply evocative setting, Boyle navigates alleys and streets with the best of them, Lehane, Price, and Pelecanos.

Mystery Book of the Month – May 2018

When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players - but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith.

Noir Book of the Month – April 2018

Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountain-top house. An entertaining story of fracture in paradise, where an idyllic summer retreat becomes a stage for lies, lust and revenge. 

Mystery Book of the Month – March 2018

A smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore. This debut is a page-turner featuring a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books — what is not to love? (We'll discuss this book at the pub in our Book&Pint discussion on March 27th. Get your book & ticket at the bookshop if you want to join in!) » Read more

Tough Crime Book of the Month – February 2018

Chance is a suspenseful and mind-bending novel about Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist at the end of his rope now a major TV series starring Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol. A dark story about psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence; a tale told amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. 

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