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JordanFoster
February 24 2015

Fresh Meat: The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth is a standalone thriller narrated by three women: one who is dead, one who nearly died, and one who is the cop trying to solve it all (available February 24,...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 23 2015

Grantchester: Season Finale 1.06

An invitation to Amanda’s wedding has arrived, triggering a fresh chorus of the blues for Sidney. He recollects their history together,  starting with a chance meeting four years earlier...
katelincoln
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes

The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes is the third book starring forensic psychologist Alice Quentin who heads to a psychiatric prison to interview an inmate (available February 24, 2015). It’s...
Debbie.Meldrum
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders marks the debut of Samantha Clair, a London book editor caught up in a criminal investigation (available February 24, 2015). I read a lot of mysteries featuring...
eleanor.kuhns
February 21 2015

Fresh Meat: Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer is the fifth installment in The Clifton Chronicles (available February 24, 2015). This is Jeffrey Archer’s fifth entry in the Clifton Chronicles and...
MyBookishWays
February 21 2015

Fresh Meat: The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour

The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour is an espionage thriller featuring MI5 agent Winnie Monks who follows a Russian crime czar to Spain for revenge of a brutal murder from years ago (available February...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 16 2015

Grantchester 1.05

Sidney and Geordie are off to the big city for a harmless night out, or at least as harmless as a night in a 1950s jazz club in London can be. For a clergyman from Cambridgeshire, Canon Sidney...
dvaleris
February 15 2015

Fresh Meat: Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron is set in the same fictional London as his Slough House series, and now introduces Tom Bettany, an ex-spook with a violent past and only one thing to live for one thing —...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 9 2015

Grantchester 1.04

Our hero, Canon Sidney Chambers (James Norton) begins this episode by rescuing a woman from a burning building. He does this in his pajamas, thanks to Dickens, his faithful puppy sidekick, waking...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 2 2015

Grantchester 1.03

When your protagonist is a clergyman, you can expect he’ll be wading waist-deep into ethical dilemmas. This week’s episode of Grantchester on Masterpiece Mystery presents just such a case....
jenny_maloney
February 2 2015

Fresh Meat: Bet Your Life by Jane Casey

Bet Your Life by Jane Casey is the second in the YA mystery series featuring Jess Tennant, a teen living on the English seaside whose life offers more complications than murder (available February 3,...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
January 26 2015

Grantchester 1.02

In Episode 2, Sidney goes to a dinner party with snobs and we begin to depart rather significantly from the stories on which Grantchester is based. The inspiration for this episode is “A...
Crime HQ
January 26 2015

Lowdown Calendar: More of 2015’s Mystery Conventions

We've already highlighted 5 of the biggest mystery fan conventions of 2015, but lucky for us, there are tons more great conferences happening all over, including regional or specialty crime fiction...
Crime HQ
January 20 2015

Now Win This!: 3x3 Sweepstakes

The best things in life come in threes, and this sweepstakes proves it with a contemporary high-tech Swedish trilogy, three of the Clifton Chronicles, set in the U.K. in the aftermath of WWI, and...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
January 19 2015

Grantchester: Series Premiere 1.01

A distraught woman, all red lips and stylish hat, pleads to the clergyman: “I can’t go to the police, but you— the human heart— that’s your responsibility isn’t...
EdwardAGrainger
December 28 2014

George Smiley Minor: The Looking Glass War

In John Le Carré’s fourth novel, The Looking Glass War, events are definitely skewed. A spy mission has been outsourced to a commercial airline pilot whose assignment is to photograph an...
Crime HQ
December 23 2014

Have You Ever Been Blocked: Black Mirror’s: “White Christmas”

Have you ever wished it possible to block someone in real life, just like you can on Twitter? You're not the only one. Charlie Booker's notoriously chilling and unsettling Black Mirror...
ColinCampbell
December 11 2014

Hands Off That Series, We’re British

We’re the Sweeney son, and we haven’t had any dinner. You’ve kept us waiting. So unless you want a kickin’ you tell us where those photographs are. Detective Inspector...
TerryAmbrose
December 9 2014

Number 11 of the Scams of Christmas: Mystery Shopping

Who wouldn’t like to have a little extra cash for the holidays? If you happen to be one of those people who doesn’t mind the crowds, a part-time job doing what the industry calls “mystery...
dvaleris
December 3 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Machinery Vol. III: The Case of the Simple Soul by John Allison

Bad Machinery Vol. III: The Case of the Simple Soul by John Allison sees the return of the teenage Tackleford gang as they try to solve an arson case (available December 10, 2014). I greet...
Crime HQ
December 2 2014

Now Win This!: What is War Good For Sweepstakes

They say all is fair in love and war, but these six books might change your mind about that. Register to enter for a chance to win. Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT...
Crime HQ
December 1 2014

In Memoriam: P.D. James

Over what is, in the U.S., a typically festive weekend, we were saddened to learn of the recent death of novelist and reigning “queen of crime” P.D. James. Having published her first novel...
VictoriaJanssen
November 30 2014

Fresh Meat: The Firebird’s Feather by Marjorie Eccles

The Firebird's Feather by Marjorie Eccles is a short historical mystery featuring a young English woman in 1911, who is investigating her mother's murder (available December 1, 2014). The...
EdwardAGrainger
November 28 2014

Not So Holy: The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris

“Pardon me. In the excitement of the moment, and all that sort of thing, I forgot to introduce myself. I’m afraid I’ve had you at a disadvantage. My name is Templar—Simon...
VictoriaJanssen
November 26 2014

Fresh Meat: Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson

Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson is a historical mystery, first in a new police procedural series set in late Victorian-period Leeds, England and featuring Inspector Tom Harper (available December 1, 2014). Chris...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 17 2014

Salting the Battlefield: Worricker’s Conclusion

Worricker (Bill Nighy) is on the run, now in Germany with ex-spy, ex-love Margot (Helena Bonham Carter) by his side. They’re stirring the embers of their faded romance and recalling all the...
dvaleris
November 17 2014

Fresh Meat: Want You Dead by Peter James

Want You Dead by Peter James is the 10th police procedural featuring UK Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, this time pursuing a violent stalker who wants to set fire to everything and everyone his...
girlygirl415
November 15 2014

Fresh Meat: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson

A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson is the 8th cozy mystery featuring heroine Dandy Gilver, and this time a weekend spa getaway is interrupted by some deadly happenings (available November...
EdwardAGrainger
November 12 2014

John LeCarré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Smiley as Puppeteer

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fitting time to recall a novel that came, for many, to characterize the complications and unhappy compromises of post-war...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 10 2014

Turks & Caicos: The Return of Worricker

“I used to be able to open the bonnet, take out a wrench and fix my car. Now I need a degree in electronics. Even easy things are difficult now,” a character tells Johnny Worricker...