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Australia can lay claim to some pretty good exports – think Kylie Minogue, Vegemite, didgeridoos and Hugh Jackman for starters – but of late my favourite has been the wealth of crime writing talent that has made the trip from its shores to our book shelves and e-readers. Aussie-set bestsellers include Scrublands by Chris Hammer,
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With many parts of the world on lockdown due to Covid-19, reading is one potential escape from the tense situation going on around us. Crime isn’t everyone’s cup of tea at times like this – it can mess with your head – but for crime fiction lovers like us it’s certainly comforting to sit back
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Art of Baking Bread by Matt Pellegrini for $1.99 The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden for $1.99 The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory for $2.99 Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt for $2.99 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein for $2.99
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The third book in Tom Bouman‘s Henry Farrell series has arrived, and it takes us back to Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania. The place has a fitting name. Sitting deep in the woods, nature is on everyone’s doorstep. Sometimes, it’s at their necks. Which is exactly how The Bramble and the Rose begins, as Farrell is called
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt for $2.99 In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez for $1.99 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein for $2.99 This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein for $2.99 Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand for $1.99 Amal
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein for $2.99 Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand for $1.99 Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed for $2.99 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler for $0.99 Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin for $2.99 The Mysterious Benedict
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Written by Harlan Coben — In a world where crime novel reading can sometimes feel a little samey, here’s an author you can always rely upon to come up with something that bit different. So meet Wilde, the boy from the woods of the title. He’s an attractive loner who lives in an eco-capsule in
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed for $2.99 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler for $0.99 I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa De los Santos for $1.99 Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin for $2.99 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton
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As the United States goes, Baltimore is an old city. Established in 1729 by the Maryland constitution, it is now the 30th most populous city in the U.S. with a population just under 3 million. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was once the second largest port of entry for immigrants and the city is home to some
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Written by AJ Sidransky —World War II and the excesses of the Nazi regime have provided endless inspiration for crime and thriller writers. While I’ve read my share of books set in that era, I rarely find one with a fresh and appealing story line that equals AJ Sidransky’s in this new political thriller.  
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi for $3.99 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart for $2.99 Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien for $2.99 Cooking with Mary Berry for $1.99 No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin for $2.99 Nocturna by
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On the Radar — It’s pretty exciting when an author like Don Winslow drops you a line. We received a letter from the author last week telling us about how he’s doing the literary equivalent of changing his event. Known for his marathon crime stories set down on the US-Mexico border, he has decided to
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I remember the day well: an outstanding 7th grade English teacher read “We Real Cool,” one of the best poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. Mrs. Levin read the poem “We Real Cool” in a soft monotone, in a dull thud of a voice that hit the listener hard: all the better to see the men portrayed
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Written by Chris Nickson — The publication of The Molten City comes as Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of writing historical crime fiction set in Leeds. His output covers every decade from the 1890s to the 1950s and he has written a number of series. In this book he returns to Detective Superintendent Tom
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Ramon de Ocampo is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He has narrated over a hundred audiobooks, has been honored with numerous Earphones awards from Audiofile Magazine, and won an Audie in 2018 for his work on the full cast recording of Restart by Gordan Korman. He is well known as the voice of the
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Written by Douglas Skelton — Can it be a whole year since we first met reporter Rebecca Connolly in Thunder Bay in the wilds of Scotland? It certainly is, and we’re well overdue a catch up! After her adventures on the island of Stoirm, we find Rebecca back at her desk at the Highland Chronicle,
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The cities of today are pumping with innovation, business, and the swift steps of their visitors and inhabitants. There is a sort of magic in modern cities, but nothing of this world can compare to the magical cities in YA books. Visit eight magical cities through some of the most fascinating and unique tales of
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Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — German crime author Simone Buchholz has won numerous awards for her noir thrillers. Her most recent book, an energetic police procedural, is newly translated into English and won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2019. Like Buchholz’s previous two novels, Mexico Street features public prosecutor Chastity
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The girl next door. The cool girl. The popular girl. The nerdy girl. Most of us have seen a version of these tropes in our favorite romcoms and even the occasional thriller. I mean, who hasn’t taken a guilty pleasure at reading (and watching) Amy Dunn’s infamous “cool girl monologue” from Gone Girl? But the
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Written by Kathy Reichs — We’re at book 19 featuring forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance ‘Tempe’ Brennan, and as A Conspiracy of Bones opens, our heroine is at home in North Carolina recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm. It’s the first sign that this novel is a little different from all the rest. Tempe’s brain isn’t
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Despite the fact that I have lived in several cities that hold yearly book festivals, I have not attended many. On the bright side, I have really enjoyed the few I have made it to. They have also usually involved a serendipitous discovery or two, including discovering more Somali writers. The Texas Book Festival The
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Coronavirus or not, the members of the Crime Fiction Lover team are used to reading and writing in isolation. So an unexpected email from Denmark came as a welcome surprise. Sparpedia.dk has named our site as one of the Top 20 Novel and Books Blogs of 2020 and we’re thrilled and delighted! “I can feel
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More than 50 years have passed since humans first stepped foot on the moon. It is a thing that most all of us are aware of, but it is not an event that gets us as excited as we were that day, crowded around our television sets. Until the Chinese landed a lunar rover on
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On the Radar — We’re living in troubled times, and as we all struggle to come to terms with what’s happening in the here-and-now it’s mighty tempting to hark back to the past. But were the good old days really all they’re cracked up to be? Judging by this week’s crop of new releases, the
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