Fiction Articles

Articles Reviewing Crime Fiction

Fatal Isolation: The Haunting Landscapes of Nordic Noir – Reviews ofAgnes Ravatn’s The Bird Tribunal, Ragnar Jonasson’s Snowblind, Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s Why Did You Lie?, and Antti Tuomainen’s Dark As My Heart

So many different ways of disappearing: five of the best missing person novels – Reviews of Megan Miranda’s All the Missing Girls, Lisa Jewell’s I Found You, David Swinson’s The Second Girl, Lisa Ballantyne’s Redemption Road, and Rachel Abbott’s Stranger Child.

Listening to the Ghosts – Reviews ofJohan Theorin, The Darkest Room and The Voices Beyond; Yrsa Sigurdadottir, I Remember You and The Silence of the Sea; and Mark Edwards, Follow You Home

The Man of the Family – Reviews of Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau; Rebecca Whitney, The Liar’s Chair, and Laura Lippman, After I’m Gone

Fevered Adolescence – Reviews ofMegan Abbott, The Fever and Tana French, The Secret Place

Out of the Past – Reviews ofHarriet Lane, Her, Amanda Jennings, The Judas Scar, and Daniel Woodrell, The Maid’s Version

The Secrets of Houses – Reviews ofChristobel Kent, The Crooked House; D.D. Johnston, The Secret Baby Room; Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train; and Liane Moriarty, The Last Anniversary

Broken Societies – Reviews ofLauren Beukes, Broken Monsters; Lynn Kostoff, Words to Die For; and Paul Johnston, The Black List

“That ain’t the way real detectives do things”:  the Amateur Lady Detectives of Joelle Charbonneau and Hilary Davidson

“Ways to make a fast buck” – Reviews of:   Lynn Kostoff’s Late Rain and Charlie Stella’s Johnny Porno

“Dreaming their big dreams”: the American Nightmares of Megan Abbott and Vicki Hendricks

“The terror of the truth”: the Gothic Noir of Cathi Unsworth and Martyn Waites

“Who the hell are you?” Hits, Lies and Identity Crises in the Thrillers of Kevin Wignall and Olen Steinhauer

The “subterranean night beneath the world”: a review of Sean Cregan’s The Levels and Steve Mosby’s Still Bleeding