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Apologies for the absence of late… sometimes life doesn’t quite creep up on you, but takes a big swipe and railroad you on to a totally different path. I really don’t know where the latter part of this year has gone! One moment I am coming back from New York in June… the next I am fighting Christmas crowds at my local shopping centre! Thankfully, things are now getting back on an even keel, as outside influences are now calming down. Anyway, this is only the second short hiatus in fifteen years, so not doing too bad!

All it leaves me is to say enjoy our reviews this December. I have a ton of reviews and this is the first delivery with many more to come in the coming days and weeks. I have decided not to complicate things with Author of the Month and Fresh Blood and simply put everything on the Reviews page for ease. Normal service should be resumed in January 2020.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Author of the Month will be back in January 2020.

Fresh Blood will be back in January 2020.

Reviews this month includes a number of new writers alongside established writers. They include Lee Child, Simon Scarrow, Martina Cole, M.C. Beaton, Felix Francis and many, many more will be included in the coming weeks.

Classic Crime will soon be online and feature the new festive addition to the British Library Classic Crime series: The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly.

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 for Christmas 2019 is now up and shining like the proverbial Christmas bauble, glittering away on the branch of a Christmas Tree. The Top Ten includes gorgeous trinkets to captivate the eye and get your reading sensing tingling. Plus, these will make perfect gifts for the book lover in your life!

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.