Canelo Crime is an imprint of Canelo, one of the leading independent publishers of commercial fiction in the UK. Since Canelo was founded in 2015, it has sold millions of books and continues to work with some of the most talented writers around. Crime fiction has always been a huge part of Canelo’s success so in 2020 the time came to launch an imprint to bring the best of the genre to one place.
At Canelo Crime, you will find some of the best contemporary crime fiction of recent years. The characters are diverse, the settings are varied and the plots are always gripping. You will get to see some of your darkest fears brought to life, and learn more about the minds of hardened criminals than you may ever need to know, but one thing is for sure – you will never be anything less than hooked!
Featured titles from our collection
I Could Be You is an explosive crime thriller by Irish novelist Sheila Bugler and the first book in her Eastbourne Murder Mystery series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton.
See Them Run is the page-turning first novel in Marion Todd’s Scottish-set DI Clare Mackay crime thriller series, which was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the year in 2020. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Alex Gray, D. S. Butler and Rachel Amphlett.
Dark Game is the taut and gripping first book in Rachel Lynch’s much-loved Detective Kelly Porter crime thriller series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.
Where the Truth Lies is a nail-biting crime thriller by M J Lee and the first book in his #1 best-selling DI Ridpath series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Mark Billingham, Peter James and D. S. Butler.
The Body in the Marsh is the compulsive first novel in Nick Louth’s best-selling DCI Craig Gillard Crime Thriller series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Robert Bryndza, Patricia Gibney and Carol Wyer.
Small Mercies is a gripping and addictive crime thriller by Alex Walters and the first book in his Peak District based Detective Annie Delamere series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Stephen Booth and Ann Cleeves.
The Islanders is the addictive and unputdownable crime thriller debut by S. V. Leonard. Available now in e-book in paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Lucy Foley and T.M. Logan.
Last Place You Look is a tense and compulsive police procedural thriller by Louisa Scarr and the first book in her Butler and West series. Available now in e-book and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Cara Hunter, Susie Steiner and Jane Casey.
In Dark Water is the compulsive Scottish crime thriller debut by Lynne McEwan and the first book in her DI Shona Oliver police procedural series. Available now in ebook and paperback.
Perfect for fans of: Val McDermid, Marion Todd and Lin Anderson.
You Can Run is the page-turning must-read new thriller by Sunday Times bestselling-author, Karen Cleveland. Available now in ebook and out in paperback on 7 Oct 2021.
Perfect for fans of: Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben and Chris Pavone.
We’re running a competition to give away a Canelo Crime collection to one lucky winner who will receive a paperback copy of the below Canelo Crime books:
Could Be You by Sheila Bugler
See Them Run by Marion Todd
Dark Game by Rachel Lynch
Where the Truth Lies by M J Lee
The Body in the Marsh by Nick Louth
Small Mercies by Alex Walters
The Islanders by S. V. Leonard
Last Place You Look by Louisa Scarr
In Dark Water by Lynne McEwan
You Can Run by Karen Cleveland.
To enter the competition, simply sign up to the Canelo Crime newsletter.
Competition closes on 31 December 2021. UK residents only.