Books

Donald E Westlake’s books first appeared on my shelves in the 1970s, sort of mid-way in his 60-year publishing career. Westlake was the award-winning author of more than a hundred books – not all of them novels. He specialised in crime fiction and, especially, novels about crime-capers-gone-awry. He wrote under his own name and a
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The Innocent Dead is 15th in Scottish author Lin Anderson’s long-running series of police procedurals featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod and the Glaswegian team she works with. Echoes of several of those earlier books appear rather frequently in the pages of this new one, although this is the first of hers I’ve read. Forty-five years
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Julianna Burke is a successful crime writer, loved by readers the world over. Her books sell and sell, with each new release eagerly awaited by fans. She and her husband Connor are very much in love and enjoy a charmed life, with homes in South Carolina and Scotland. As we first meet Julianna, she’s arriving
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It turns out the new normal is just like the old normal, only a bit more rubbish. That’s why we need crime fiction – it can take us well away from the normal. Take this week’s new books, for example. The normal settings of London and New York are put to one side in these
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It is that time of year: spooky book season. My love for horror may not be as obvious my love for romance and cozy mystery, but I do enjoy it very much. In the last few months especially, I have found myself drawn to it increasingly. I’m not exactly sure why—maybe it is just the
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Tidelands by Philippa Gregory for $1.99 The Dry by Jane Harper for $2.99 Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth for $2.99 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for $2.99 The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite for $1.99 What We
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite for $1.99 What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons for $1.99 White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi for $1.99 Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods for $1.99 Songs of the Humpback Whale by
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The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has issued a letter to the Burbank School District in Burbank, California, regarding the district’s proposed censorship of several American classics. Books are introduced and removed from school curricula on a regular basis. However, certain texts are perennial in American classrooms, among them The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Roll
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman for $4.99 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers for $2.99 Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory for $1.99 Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle for $2.99 Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
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Things are bad. But they’re not as bad as you think. Scotland’s premier crime fiction author, Ian Rankin, is still writing about his Edinburgh detective John Rebus and long may that continue. A Song for the Dark Times is our lead book this week and at the same time we bring you news of releases
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Power by Naomi Alderman for $3.99 Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear for $1.99 A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab for $2.99 Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo for $1.99 Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine for $4.99
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Department store security men. You probably never even notice them but being inconspicuous comes with the job description, I imagine. So Jim definitely fits the bill as he patrols the aisles of a shop in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. He’s an ex garda and his old fashioned copper ways mean he is treated
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo for $1.99 Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine for $4.99 Heartland by Sarah Smarsh for $2.99 Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton for $1.99 The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane for $1.99 All
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo for $1.99 Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine for $4.99 Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest County on Earth by Sarah Smarsh for $2.99 Next Year in Havana
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton for $1.99 The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane for $1.99 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven for $1.99 My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing for $1.99 Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra for $2.99 Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim for $2.99 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson for $1.99 Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier for $3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison for $1.99 The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams for $2.99 Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells for $2.99 You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson for $1.99 Golden Poppies by Laila
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