Welcome to CrimeSquad.com!

Let me begin by wishing you all the very best in 2020. The last decade for many, including myself, was extremely challenging. It would be good to see things getting better, but listening to the news, a bit of peace and love already seems to be quite distant. I won’t get political, but like many others, I have family in Australia and pray that they stay safe and this climate crisis will soon end.

Now back to what we do best – reviewing the latest in crime fiction, along with anything else we feel you would love to read. Like me, I am sure you have a few vouchers burning a hole in your pocket/wallet, so hopefully you will find a few recommendations here that you will want to read. If nothing else, I wish you all many hours of happy reading!

Author of the Month is Luca Veste and his latest thriller, The Six which has been described as a cross between ‘Friends’ with ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. What a combination! All I can say is that reviewer, Michael Wood loved it and already 2020 has kicked off with strong books.

Fresh Blood will be back soon.

Reviews this month includes a number of new writers alongside established writers. They include Daniel Cole, Michael Robotham, Ambrose Parry, Peter May plus many more and a classic from .

Classic Crime will feature Caroline Graham and the book that started what was to become a phenomenal TV series, Midsomer Murders. I read The Killings at Badger’s Drift back in the early ‘90s, before the TV series and I was blown away by this book that had great characterisation along with a big nod to the puzzle of a crime made famous by Agatha Christie. Don’t think this is anything like the show, this is a clever and well-written book that I loved the moment I read it.

Events features the newly crowned CWA Gold Dagger Winner 202019 for The Puppet ShowM.W. Craven. Check out his interview with Crimesquad.com.

Top Ten will be back soon! For now, you can still see some of the Christmas books we highly recommended.

To check out all our past reviews use the Review Archive. Search under author surname and author Christian name if you can’t recall the surname. And for good measure you can also search under the title of the book. Simply click on the box at the top of the page and then click on to the letter of the author/title you would like to find. As you will see, we have reviewed a huge number of books during Crimesquad.com's thirteen years. Have a wander round our archives and I hope you will find something you might have missed first time around!


If you have any comments or have a particular author you would like to see highlighted on this website please e-mail me at chrissimmons@crimesquad.com.

Chris Simmons
Online Editor.