Pulp Fiction Cover of the Day
In Nordic noir women bear witness to the horrors of crime: Our first look at Lieutenant Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti) – the heroine of Midnight Sun – is of her swimming laps. She’s strong, unpretentious, and intense. About to take two weeks holiday from her job as a homicide detective, Zadi seeks isolation, telling a woman at the pool she’s looking forward to sleeping.
Book review: Lovemurder by Saul Black: In crime fiction, murderers come and go … some are bad, some are very bad and some are downright evil …
Book review: Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah: Stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood … Mari Hannah’s north-east cop DCI Kate Daniels is back on the beat and waging war on a vicious killer.
Book review: The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner: After a 46-year lull, the frosted office door of ‘B. Cool, Investigations’ swings open once more as the lovable private eye team of ‘hard as nails’ boss Bertha Cool and her ‘little runt’ operative, Donald Lam, set to work on a tough new case in The Knife Slipped.
New crime fiction from P.D. James, David Rosenfelt, Tammy Cohen and more: The Christmas mystery, published just in time for the holiday rush, has long been a standard. Stories can range from the tiresomely cute to the gruesomely clever. This year’s batch are exceptionally good.