It's a crime! (Or a mystery…)

More Novels in the Russell Series by Laurie R. King Available in the UK from Allison and Busby

By ScotKris Fans of Laurie King have another year to wait until the next instalment of Mary Russell’s journals, so it is with considerable satisfaction that It’s a Crime! can … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

The Bones of Paris – Laurie R King

Paris, France: September 1929.  For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to troll the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Touchstone – Laurie R King (2013)

Good news for fans of Laurie R King – August saw the first UK paperback release of her 2008 standalone novel, Touchstone, featuring FBI Agent Harris Stuyvesant, in a beautiful … Continue reading

October 1, 2013

Crime writer Robert Barnard has died

Yesterday, Martin Edwards broke the sad news that Robert Barnard has died at the age of 76.  In his post Martin pays tribute to his friend the author.

September 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Remembering Margaret Yorke – Crime Writer, Friend

It was with much sadness that I learnt, last week, of the death of my long-term friend Margaret Yorke.  Margaret was a crime writer of some considerable worth, having produced, on … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Garment of Shadows – Laurie R King

Review by ScotKris. In recent years I have, on occasion, been concerned when a number of writers have started consolidating their output by focusing on one series character at the … Continue reading

October 17, 2012

Margaret Yorke Novel Reissues with House of Stratus

Margaret Yorke is a writer of crime novels most often categorised as ”cosy”, but as most of her extremely dedicated fan base would have agreed, there was always much more going on … Continue reading

July 15, 2012

O Jerusalem – Laurie R King

By ScotKris After a gap of over ten years, the good news for fans of Mary Russell is the reappearance of O Jerusalem, the ‘missing’ Russell story that takes place … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes – June Thomson

After a gap of eight years, it is a pleasure to revisit June Thomson’s delightful take on Sherlock Holmes in this, her sixth collection of short story pastiches, offering Holmes … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

ScotKris Reviews: Death’s Door – Jim Kelly

Sixteen years ago, 75 holiday-makers are taken to an offshore island for their day of relaxation in the sun; six hours later, 74 return and a body lies bleeding to … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 2 Comments