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For more than twenty years, Soho Crime has been publishing atmospheric crime fiction set all over the world. Some of Soho’s most popular stories will whisk you away to France, China, England, Laos, Northern Ireland, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Denmark, India, Cuba, and Palestine, to name but a few. Soho Crime’s list run the entire range of crime fiction—detective fiction, police procedurals, thrillers, espionage novels, revenge novels, stories of thieves, assassins, and underworld mob bosses—but you can count on an immersive adventure steeped in cultural and setting detail. Visit this page for a complete list of titles in the Soho Crime library.



“[Herron's] cleverly plotted page-turners are driven by dialogue that bristles with one-liners. Much of the humor comes from Herron’s sharp eye for the way bureaucracies, whether corporate or clandestine, function and malfunction. The world of Slough House is closer to The Office than to 007.”
The Associated Press
“Out of a wickedly imagined version of MI5, [Herron] has spun works of diabolical plotting and high-spirited cynicism, their pages filled with sardonic wit, their characters approaching the surreal . . . Mr. Herron goes about this with bouncing black humor and a set of characters whose appearance and manner would be over the top in any other era. Happily for Mr. Herron—if alas for us—events continue to produce rich material for his special gifts, and we hope he is scribbling away making good use of it all.”
The Wall Street Journal, on Slough House

Featured Authors

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips is a screenwriter, photographer and the author of seven novels and numerous short stories. His bestselling debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book and was adapted as a major motion picture starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. He is the winner of the California Book Award, as well as being a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Hammett Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Scott was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and lived for many years in France. He now lives with his wife and daughter in St. Louis, Missouri.

Author Of

That Left Turn at Albuquerque; The Walkaway

James Sallis

James Sallis has published eighteen novels, including Drive, which was made into a now-iconic film, and the six-volume Lew Griffin series. He is a recipient of the Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, the Deutsche Krimi Preis, and the Brigada 21 in Spain, as well as Bouchercon’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His biography of Chester Himes was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Author Of

Sarah Jane; The Long-Legged Fly; Moth; Black Hornet; Eye of the Cricket; Bluebottle; Ghost of a Flea

Gioacchino Criaco

Gioacchino Criaco was born in Africo, a small town on the Ionian coast of Calabria. The son of shepherds, he graduated from University of Bologna with a degree in law and practiced as a lawyer in Milan until 2008, when his debut novel, Anime Nere (Black Souls), was published to great international acclaim.

Author Of

Black Souls

Cara Black

Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently. Visit her website.

Author Of

Murder in the Marais; Murder in Belleville; Murder in the Sentier; Murder in the Bastille; Murder in Clichy; Murder in Montmartre; Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis; Murder in the Rue de Paradis; Murder in the Latin Quarter; Murder in the Palais Royal; Murder in Passy; Murder at the Lanterne Rouge; Murder Below Montparnasse; Murder in Pigalle; Murder on the Champ de Mars; Murder on the Quai; Murder in Saint Germain; Murder on the Left Bank; Murder in Bel-Air; Three Hours in Paris

Mick Herron

Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House series, including the CWA Gold Dagger winner Dead Lions, as well as a mystery series set in Oxford. He now lives in Oxford and works in London. For more information, visit his website.

Author Of

Down Cemetery Road; Slow Horses; Reconstruction; Dead Lions; The Last Voice You Hear; Real Tigers; Smoke and Whispers; Why We Die; The List; Nobody Walks; This is What Happened; Spook Street; London Rules; The Marylebone Drop; Joe Country; The Catch; Slow Horses (Deluxe Edition); Slough House

John Straley

The youngest of five children, John Straley was born in 1953. He received a BA in English and a certificate of completion in Horse Shoeing. He has brown eyes and likes jokes and a wide variety of literature and music. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of The Curious Eat Themselves and The Woman Who Married a Bear and was appointed the Writer Laureate of Alaska in 2006. John Straley lives with his wife, Jan, a prominent whale biologist, in a bright green house on the beach in Sitka, Alaska, where he works as a criminal defense investigator by day and sleeps, writes, and plays with his band, The Big Fat Babies, whenever he can. For more information, visit his website.

Author Of

The Woman Who Married a Bear; The Curious Eat Themselves; Cold Storage, Alaska; The Big Both Ways; Baby's First Felony; The Music of What Happens; Cold Water Burning; The Angels Will Not Care; Death and the Language of Happiness; What Is Time to a Pig?

Fuminori Nakamura

Fuminori Nakamura was born in 1977 and graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. He won the 2002 Shinchō Literary Prize for New Writers for his first novel, A Gun, the prestigious Noma Literary Prize for Shade in 2004, and the 2005 Akutagawa Prize for The Boy in the Earth. The Thief, his first novel to be translated into English, won the 2010 Oe Prize, Japan's largest literary award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is the recipient of NoirCon's David L. Goodis Award and currently lives in Tokyo with his wife. Visit his website.

Author Of

The Thief; Evil and the Mask; Last Winter We Parted; The Gun; The Kingdom; The Boy in the Earth; Cult X

Helene Tursten

Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include Detective Inspector HussThe TorsoThe Glass DevilNight Rounds, and The Golden Calf. She was born in Göteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.

Author Of

Detective Inspector Huss; Night Rounds; The Torso; The Glass Devil; The Golden Calf; The Fire Dance; The Beige Man; The Treacherous Net; Who Watcheth; Protected by the Shadows; Hunting Game; An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good; Winter Grave; Snowdrift