Check out 10 of the best crime books out now
Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of Harry Potter creator JK Rowling and her Strike series has been made into a TV series,
It has already attracted online attention because of its cross-dressing villain.
Nicci French is the name under which husband and wife writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French pen their thrillers.
Also look out for Robert Harris’ V2. Since his debut novel Fatherland, Harris has always been a must-read crime writer.
Shortlisted for Bloody Scotland’s Scottish Crime Debut of the Year and the 2020 McIlvaney Prize is Pine.
Troubled Blood by Robert GalbraithStrike and Ellacott confront a case more than four decades old. The case includes tarot cards and a psychopathic serial killer.Hardback: £10
A Song for the Dark Times by Ian RankinRebus fears the worst, knowing that his daughter will be the prime suspect when her husband disappears.Hardback: £14.99
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanThe debut novel from the telly favourite centres on a posse of pensionable Poirots investigating the demise of a property developer.Hardback: £12.99
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart TurtonFeaturing fugitive detectives, a twice-dead leper and a stalking demon, a sinister period chiller set on a sea voyage to Amsterdam.Hardback: £16.99