Convergence: a dizzying dystopia

Books like this place their protagonists in outlandish positions which deliberately stretch the bounds of credibility. They test the moral boundaries and mortal capabilities of the central characters; examine the core fundamental truths of human existence, and pass comment on real-life society, religious and political situations in passing. Convergence aims at all of these targets,…

Freebie Friday: win FREE DVDs!

We’re just finding our feet with MMM and really appreciate your support so far. To say thanks, we’re giving away a stack of top-quality crime series and fabulous fantasy films on DVD. Our selection starts with the every episode of The Wire, several seasons of Spiral, the first three seasons of Being Human, Braquo 1…

Charity gets a makeover

As ‘A Last Act of Charity’ heads towards publication, the cover take a new turn with this dramatic, stark design. She seems like a nice girl, doesn’t she? Or not… ‘The naked, hairless woman stared hard at the broken, bloodied man, wondering whether he was alive, conscious, and if so what he made of the sight…

Bad Signs: a novel of bad luck and trouble…

Bad Signs is a terrific interpretation of the American ‘killer on the loose’ road movie, set in an expertly realised, rolling landscape of wide horizons and hidden, intimate horrors. Each sleepy small town presents itself to the travellers as the superficial embodiment of the American dream; each conceals the potential for brutality, hopelessness and despair.…

Nightmare In The Street: bitter, bleak and brilliant

Derek Raymond has fallen out of fashion of late, which is odd because his brutal, hard-boiled police procedurals from the late 1980s and early 90s should appeal to enthusiasts of ice-cold Nordic noir. Like his other books, ‘Nightmare…’ is the emotional equivalent of blunt force trauma. Its piercing prose and dagger-like dialogue seize your attention:…

Arne Dahl: Sweden’s A-Team

Nordic noir comes in many forms, and the subtle, frequently understated style of Arne Dahl may not be to everyone’s tastes. Like many Scandinavian crime novels, this intelligent Swedish TV series is a blend of patient police procedural and seemingly mundane domesticity, which serve to give the stark moments of extreme violence all the more…