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Ruth Galloway is back, and happily she has returned to home turf in North Norfolk in this latest Elly Griffiths novel, the 13th in the series. A body is found on the beach by a bunch of metal detectorists who call themselves The Night Hawks, and soon DCI Harry Nelson is at the scene to
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This morning Sheree Renee Thomas and Malka Older announced the nominees for this year’s Hugos, joined by Ulysses Campbell, the Treasurer of DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C. The Hugo Awards have celebrated science fiction and fantasy since 1953. The 2021 Hugo Award Ceremony will take place at the 79th annual World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon),
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If you like to be in at the very beginning of a new cosy mystery series, then Murder on the Island can go on your list – it’s the first book in the Chloe Canton series. The story begins with some life-changing events for Chloe, which could lead to her discovering another side to her
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How to Betray Your Country is the second book in a planned themed trilogy exploring the ways an individual spy might turn traitorous. It follows on from Beside the Syrian Sea, in which an English spy attempts to trade national secrets in order to free his father, held captive by ISIS. The author uses the
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Translated by Quentin Bates — Corylus Books was set up a year or two ago with the aim of publishing crime novels that might not normally make it into English translation, and Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is the company’s third release, following Solveig’s earlier novel The Fox, and Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu. It’s a worthwhile
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Welcome to another edition of On the Radar, our weekly column featuring new releases. It’s often a very mixed bag, and that’s because the crime genre is so broad and varied. This week we kick things off with a standalone from Bath-based thriller author Tim Weaver, which works a clever concept to good effect. There’s
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I’ve been hosting bookish podcasts for more than a decade, and in that time, the question I’ve been asked more than any other is, “Will you interview this author on your show?” The answer is almost always no, and here’s why: quiet as it’s kept, author interviews are almost always boring. But with the combination
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The 18th book in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series, The Dirty South is actually a step back in time to the aftermath of the brutal murder of Parker’s wife, Susan, and daughter, Jennifer, 20 years earlier. It doesn’t go all the way back to the beginning of his story, but almost. The year is 1997
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Translated by Sam Malissa — If you ever find yourself on a train in Japan it’s best you forget the premise of Kotaro Isaka’s latest crime fiction novel to appear in translation. In Bullet Train there are no less than five assassins on a high-speed train travelling from Tokyo to Morioka. Driven by their search
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Now here’s a Swedish crime drama that sounds a bit different to the morose and moody Nordic noir we know and love. We Got This is the story of an American in Stockholm called George English. George is going to set out to solve the biggest mystery in Swedish history: who murdered the former prime
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“Lesbian necromancers in space” is a hell of a way to advertise a book, and Tamsyn Muir followed through on that promise. One of the difficult things about this series is that readers tend to finish the first two books and a) obviously immediately want the not-yet-released third volume and b) want a similar series.
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Former officer of both the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency in the US, Alma Katsu takes you right into that world of partial information, hidden agendas, latent violence and self-interested double-dealing with her first spy thriller, Red Widow. Lyndsey Duncan is a CIA officer whose past actions have put her under a cloud.
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When Bad Penny Blues was published in 2009, it became a cult classic, the kind of novel other writers refer to as a landmark. If you’ve not yet discovered it this new edition, with an introduction by Greil Marcus and insightful afterword by the author, is for you. Dealing as it does with violence against
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Anyone else think that April Fool’s Day is a bit outdated? After the year we’ve had, who’s got time for pranks? Or a silly press release, or lame corporate tweet? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s get down to business, and to why you visit our site. Crime novels. Serious stuff. Even the humorous ones are serious
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Translated by Nick Caistor — In August 2020, we reviewed the first novel in Eva Garcia Saenz’s White City trilogy, The Silence of the White City. Set in Vitoria, in Spain, it was about the reopening of a historic serial killer case. Now, criminal profiler Unai Lopez de Ayala returns for the second instalment –
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Netflix dropped the latest Shadow and Bone trailer this Tuesday and let me tell you, the fans have questions. Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novels of the same name will receive an on-screen adaptation from 21 Laps Entertainment, available on Netflix on April 23, 2021. [embedded content][embedded content] This Russian-inspired fantasy trilogy has received praise for its
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Once again, Hard Case Crime has dug deep to unearth another forgotten book by the MWA Grand Master Westlake. At some point the well will run dry but there is so much enjoyment to be had from reading this caper that we must wish publishers are not approaching the bottom of this particular barrel. It
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