Wolves At The Door: it begins where others end

This Scandi detective story can be seen as the companion piece to the earlier Wolves In The Dark, and you should read that episode in the Varg Veum series before starting this one. Otherwise, it’s tricky to pick up the threads of the earlier story – which is convoluted enough – before you become embroiled…

Two Nights: a killer comeback

It’s brilliant when an established author comes out biting, gouging and punching below the belt with a revitalised zest for telling a rip-snorting story. That’s pretty much what’s happened here, with this new standalone thriller from one of the genre’s heavy hitters. Although I find forensic anthropology and the scientific analysis of crime scenes fascinating,…

The Shadow Broker: killing and strong coffee

Mr Finn finds people, typically people who’d rather stay off the radar. He used to be a PI until he lost his licence by stepping over that line which divides ‘distinctly dubious’ from outright illegal. So now he seeks people for the bad guys. Risky, but it pays well. In fact, a decent payday keeps…