Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

This debut novel mixes a murder investigation mixed with courtroom drama. Being a novelist is just the latest chapter in the life of Gary Bell QC. Aged 18 he was convicted of fraud and was homeless for two years. Then he went to study at Bristol University as a mature...

DI Nick Dixon series by Damien Boyd

A detective series set in Somerset, which is well worth reading. The DI Nick Dixon series by Damien Boyd launched in 2013 with As the Crow Flies, and Book 10 (Down Among the Dead) was published earlier this year. Dixon has transferred to Somerset, after 5 years in the...

Die Twice by Andrew Grant

The second book in the David Trevellyan series, and it’s a great thriller. For those who don’t know, Andrew Grant is the younger brother of Lee Child. An author in his own right, who’s been published since 2009, it was recently announced that he’ll take over writing...

Marked Men by Chris Simms

In my view, Chris Simms stands alongside Ian Rankin for gritty, realistic police procedurals. In my view Chris Simms is an author who’s seriously underrated. He’s not high-profile and I rarely see his books reviewed in the newspapers, yet I’ve enjoyed all the ones of...