Posts under ‘Crime’

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

 Translated from the French by Sam Taylor Five words from the blurb: American, disappearance, mystery, writer, love The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is an intricately plotted murder mystery set in New England. It begins with Harry Quebert, a famous author, being arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old girl who went missing thirty […]

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus

 Translated from the German by Steven T Murray Five words from the blurb: girls, vanished, convicted, mystery, solved Snow White Must Die is set in a small village near Frankfurt. Eleven years ago two teenage girls disappeared and 20-year-old Tobias was convicted of their murder, despite a lack of real evidence. After serving time in prison he […]

Pecking Order by Chris Simms

Five words from the blurb: farm, chickens, kill, secret, project Earlier in the year Scott Pack recommended Pecking Order and I decided to give it a try. It was free at the time, but the kindle edition is still only 99p and I recommend that you get a copy if you’d like a gripping piece of crime […]

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

Translated from the Swedish by Lois Roth Five words from the blurb: detective, Sweden, crime, strangled, boat Martin Beck is commonly described as one of the best fictional detectives ever created and this series always tops crime fiction “must-read” lists. Roseanna is the first of ten books and I’ve been wanting to try it for […]

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

Five words from the blurb: Tokyo, hostess, dismembered, fate, family Lucie Blackman was just 21-years-old when she disappeared in June 2000. She had been working as a hostess in Tokyo and for months no-one knew what had happened to her. It was suggested that she’d joined a cult or run away with a boyfriend, but […]

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Five words from the blurb: American, family, murdered, crime, killers In Cold Blood is a modern classic. I’d heard so many positive comments about this true crime book that I was convinced I’d fall in love with it. Unfortunately, although I can see why it played an important role in the development of the genre, I’m afraid […]