Indie Crime

By Open Space Books

SLOOT

Ian MacPherson

£8.99 £8.54

Billy Rags

Ted Lewis

£12.99 £12.34

An Honest Living

Dwyer Murphy

£9.99 £9.49

The Crime and the Crystal

E.X. Ferrars

£11.99 £11.39

The Anarchists' Club

Alex Reeve

£19.99 £18.99

Rather a Vicious Gentleman

Frank McAuliffe

£12.63

GBH

Ted Lewis

£12.99 £12.34

Sundial

Catriona Ward

£8.99 £8.54

Plender

Ted Lewis

£12.99 £12.34

Looking Glass Sound

Catriona Ward

£16.99 £16.14

You’d Look Better as a Ghost

JOANNA WALLACE

£14.99 £14.24

Kalmann

Joachim Schmidt

£8.99 £8.54

Inspector Imanishi Investigates

Seicho Matsumoto

£8.99 £8.54

A Quiet Place

Seicho Matsumoto

£8.99 £8.54

Elena Knows

Claudia Pineiro

£11.99 £11.39

Deep as Death

Katja Ivar

£8.99 £8.54

Blue Water: the Instant Times Bestseller

Leonora Nattrass

£9.99 £9.49

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight

Riku Onda

£8.99 £8.54

The Man in the Corduroy Suit

James Wolff

£9.99 £9.49

Easy Motion Tourist

Leye Adenle

£8.99 £8.54

The debut novel by crime writer, Leye Adenle, takes us on an eye-opening tour of the underbelly of Lagos. A fresh, brutal, original work that was been praised by non other than James Ellroy.

The Murder of Anton Livius

Hansjoerg Schneider

£9.99 £9.49

Ghost Country

Chris Petit

£9.99 £9.49

I first discovered Chris Petit through one of his films, Radio On, a black and white road movie in the style of Wim Wenders. That was ample demonstration of a distinctive style that bleeds into his fiction. A modern, timely literary thriller.

Nick's Trip

George Pelecanos

£8.99 £8.54

I picked up Nick's Trip not really expecting anything and was immediately taken by its low-key, indie feel. Pelecanos has since gone on to some critical and commercial success (writing for The Wire, for instance) and so I don't know how much he needs our help to be discovered - however, if you haven't come across him before, now's your chance.

Winterkill

Ragnar Jonasson

£8.99 £8.54

Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer

Margalit Fox

£9.99 £9.49

It was a surprise to learn that Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, had also played real-life detective in a couple of quite remarkable cases himself! This book is about one of those cases.

Silver Pebbles

Hansjoerg Schneider

£8.99 £8.54

Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Four

David Peace

£8.99 £8.54

I lived in Leeds for over fifteen years. I adored the place, so the Red Riding series by David Peace is simultaneously an odd and fitting choice. It really rises from the streets of the towns and cities of Yorkshire - it is dark, and shot through with a nihilistic streak, and yet has managed to capture the imagination of so many people from the area. A really savage, original take on crime writing, absolutely permeated by a strong sense of place and time.

The Score: A Parker Novel

Richard Stark

£10.50

I first read about this book in another title in this list - A Burglar's Guide to the City. The author of that book (geoff Managua) was enamoured of the scale and originality of the plot of The Score - to rob an entire city in one night. Incidentally, Manaugh goes on to explain just why this is such a viable idea!)

The Medici Murders

David Hewson

£9.99 £9.49

A Burglar's Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh

£11.99 £11.39

This isn't a celebration of crime - rather it's an exploration of different ways of seeing any built environment, by taking as its cue, the idea that a burglar will look at any building in an entirely different way to an average person. This opens up countless new ways of looking at things and Manaugh explored the nature of crime to explore the nature of looking. A really original book.

A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner

Chris Atkins

£10.99 £10.44

Not so much a book about crime as the consequences of crime: an illuminating look at the author's time spent in prison. The story of what he did to end up there is interesting in itself (tax fraud to finance a film) and his other work (including a documentary about pop group The KLF) just added to the attraction of this title!

Killing Jericho: The helter-skelter 2023 crime thriller like no other

William Hussey

£14.99 £14.24

First, and shame it needs saying, but it's really good to see a novel with a Traveller as the main character who is not reduced to a stereotype. Secondly, it's a great read!

The Seventh: A Parker Novel

Richard Stark

£10.50

Another Richard Stark novel seems a nice fit for this list because the University of Chicago Press have been dusting off parker novels and bringing to a new audience. So, why not try 'The Seventh'?

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty

David Peace

£9.99 £9.49

Peace continues his mower-day epic, set amidst the confusion and fear of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.

Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Seven

David Peace

£9.99 £9.49

The second in David Peace's Red Riding series, and possibly even darker than the first.

The Appeal: The smash-hit bestseller

Janice Hallett

£9.99 £9.49

The Last Word

Elly Griffiths

£22.00 £20.90

The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Last Remains

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

Smoke and Mirrors: The Brighton Mysteries 2

Elly Griffiths

£8.99 £8.54

The Vanishing Box: The Brighton Mysteries 4

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Stolen Coast

Dwyer Murphy

£9.99 £9.49

The Zig Zag Girl: The Brighton Mysteries 1

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Blood Card: The Brighton Mysteries 3

Elly Griffiths

£8.99 £8.54

The Night Hawks: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 13

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Dark Angel

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

Now You See Them: The Brighton Mysteries 5

Elly Griffiths

£8.99 £8.54

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