• The Maltese Falcon

    Book of the Month

    Read Dashiell Hammett's classic THE MALTESE FALCON - the novel that created the blueprint for the noir detective.

  • American Detective

    American Hustle

    From George V. Higgins' stylised noir to Craig Johnson's stoic Westerns, this month we switch our gaze to crime fiction set in the USA.

  • Alleyway

    Welcome to The Murder Room

    Come in, take a look around and browse our selection of crime classics. Whether your vice is detective, noir or thriller, we have authors to suit all criminal leanings.


Editor’s Pick



Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?