10 Crime novels to look out for in 2017
Published on 9 January, 2017
Authored by Titan Books
Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to a year of stellar publishing across the list, and here are just some of the crime titles we’re really excited about. From whale hunting in the Faroe Islands to mistakes made on death row, with plenty of suspects and more than a few corpses, we’re sure there’s something here to get your inner detective going…
When a group of activists arrive on the Faroe Islands to stop the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found murdered,circumstances seem designed to increase animosity. To English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze, it becomes increasingly clear that evidence is being hidden from them, and neither knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs.
Parallel Lines by Steven Savile
How far would you go to provide for your child? Adam is dying, and knows he’ll leave his disabled son with nothing. His solution? Rob a bank. It’s no surprise that things go wrong. What is surprising is that when a customer is shot, no one in the bank is in a hurry to hand Adam over to the police. Eight people, twelve hours, one chance to cover up a murder. But it’s not just the police they have to fool. When many lives intersect, the results can be explosive.
Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle is called to a potential crime scene - an elderly woman found dead in her hot tub. At first it is thought that she died of natural causes, but a surprising link with Darac’s own life leads him to dig deeper. In doing so he uncovers disturbing proof that there may have been a motive to kill the woman, and there is no shortage of suspects...
The Age of Olympus by Gavin Scott
Duncan Forrester’s research on an Aegean island is interrupted first by the murder of a British archaeologist, and then by the outbreak of the Greek Civil War. The worship of ancient gods may provide a clue to the murderer, but in such a tumultuous time, little is what it seems.
Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson
Janet Moodie has spent years as a death row appeals attorney. Over-worked, underpaid, and recently widowed, she’s had her fill of hopeless cases, and is determined that this will be her last. Her client is Marion ‘Andy’ Hardy, convicted fifteen years ago along with his brother Emory of kidnapping, rape and murder of two prostitutes, but Janet discovers a series of errors made by his previous lawyers. Andy may well be guilty of something, but what?
The Surgeon’s Case by E.G. Rodford
PI George Kocharyan is on the trail of a runaway maid, the employee of a charismatic transplant surgeon and his beauty-queen wife. The maid is accused of stealing, but Kocharyan suspects that there is more to the story. Throw in a Turkish drug-king, an ongoing investigation into the death of a child, and the permanently unpleasant DI Vicky Stubbing, and Kocharyan finds himself having to hide out with his assistant Sandra...
Mike Hammer: The Will to Kill by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Taking a midnight stroll along the Hudson River, Mike Hammer gets more than he bargained for: a partial corpse on an ice floe. The body is that of a butler to a millionaire—also now deceased. Were both master and servant murdered? Captain Pat Chambers thinks so. But to prove it Hammer must travel to upstate New York to investigate the dead man’s family, all of whom have a motive for murder.
Vinyl Detective: The Run Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel
When a mint copy of the final album by “Valerian”—England’s great lost rock band of the 1960s—surfaces in a charity shop, all hell breaks loose. Finding this record triggers a chain of events culminating in our hero learning the true fate of the singer Valerian, who died under equivocal circumstances just after—or was it just before?—the abduction of her two-year-old son.
Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning
The game’s afoot once more as Holmes and Watson face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a disappointing butler demon, a succubus, a wicked lord, an overly-Canadian lord, a tricycle-fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell hound, one assumes.
When the Gunn brothers Danny and Clay answer a call to help old friends, they are plunged into a volatile and deadly situation. Larry and Pamela Duke own one of the most popular nightclubs in the Spanish resort town of Ultima, but a local gang known as the Locos are determined to take it. Danny and Clay are hired to protect the club, but new adversaries enter the game. Against such odds there are only two choices: fight or die...