Paul Burke takes a look at the latest crime fiction for August. From a top notch comedy thriller-come-meta-fiction to a slice of southern rural noir, from a dysfunctional family drama to a tense heist, and from the US and Mexico to the UK with brief spells in Crete and Dublin.
Anthony Horowitz. A Twist of the Knife top cosy /comedy
Gabino Iglesias The Devil Takes You Home top noir
Jean Hanff Korelitz The Latecomer top drama
John Trinian The Big Grab & The Savage Breast
Wiley Cash This Dark Road to Mercy
RG Adams The Last House
Alan Johnson One of Our Ministers is Missing top beach read
Ace Atkins (Robert B Parker Spenser series) Bye Bye Baby laudable swansong
Andrea Mara Hide an Seek
Deborah Masson From the Ashes
John Vercher After the Lights Go Out* top literary noir
Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh
Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is also a CWA Historical Dagger Judge 2022 .
Coming in September: Robert Harris, Peter Papathanasiou, Will Dean, Rijula Das, Tim Leach...