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True Crime Story is Joseph Knox’s fourth novel. It’s his first standalone after three instalments of his urban noir series featuring Detective Constable Aidan Watts of Greater Manchester Police. The ‘true’ in the title and the ‘novel’ in the subtitle immediately establish a tension between fact and fiction and the relationship between the two is
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This week our new crime books column gets started with a bestseller from Germany by the country’s new star writer, Romy Hausmann. We’ve also got senseless crimes in Southampton, the new Skelfs novel by Doug Johnstone, a novel from Downton Abbey’s Catherine Steadman and an all-action CIA agent thriller by David Ricciardi. It’s a good
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Mike Craven certainly knows how to open a novel. The first chapter of Black Summer, from earlier in the Tilly and Poe series, still sticks in my mind and makes me cringe. Dead Ground is the English author’s latest and it features a doozy too. Deep in a hi-tech bank vault, a gang of thieves
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Verity by Colleen Hoover for $0.99 Caraval by Stephanie Garber for $2.99 The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom for $1.99 The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary for $2.99 All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg for $2.99 Truly Devious by
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Kate Winslet, the star of Titanic, is probably not the first actress that comes to mind when you think about who might play a hockey mom-style detective working for a small-town police department in Eastern Pennsylvania. But dressed in sweats and constantly vaping, she pulls it off perfectly as Mare Sheehan in HBO’s recent crime
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg for $2.99 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson for $1.99 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for $2.99 The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae for $2.99 Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
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Will Carver’s literary thriller has more than a dollop of devilish doings. The author’s last few novels such as Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and Hinton Hollow Death Trip have loosely or more closely focused on the work of his darkly troubled police detective DS Pace, but here Carver cuts a new furrow with
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling for $2.99 Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman for $2.99 The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller for $2.99 Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo for $2.99 The
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Gallery Books This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Gallery Books. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae Get This Deal $2.99 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Get This Deal $2.99 Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies and Maps in 19th-Century Asia by Riaz Dean Get
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Tangerine by Christine Mangan for $1.99 Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid for $1.99 Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente for $2.99 Redefining Realness by Janet Mock for $1.99 Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore for $2.99 The Black Flamingo by
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Typically, we don’t collect statistics here at Crime Fiction Lover. We like forensics but we’re not forensic, so to speak. But if you asked which author is cited as an influence the most by crime writers we’ve interviewed, it would probably be James Ellroy. Whether you love or loath his down and dirty scat-like prose,
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Redefining Realness by Janet Mock for $1.99 Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore for $2.99 The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta for $1.99 Insurrecto by Gina Apostol for $1.99 The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck for $1.99 The
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Honoring the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, the Booker International Prize has announced its 2021 winner, At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, translated from French by Anna Moschovakis. BBC’s Colleen Harris hosted the virtual ceremony from Coventry Cathedral as part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture celebrations. The
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Crime fiction lovers of a certain vintage will recall the “Evenin’ all” of Dixon of Dock Green and the bordering-on-the-twee cosiness of Heartbeat. Both these British television series featured coppers with a keen local knowledge and a sometimes trying beat. Leaping across decades and continents, these days Australian cop Constable Paul Hirschhausen has stepped neatly
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In the past month, Israel’s illegal dispossession of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah has led to increased tensions and violence in Palestine. Israeli forces have deployed tear gas, smoke grenades, and rubber bullets on praying citizens at a mosque during Ramadan. Residential buildings, the headquarters of the Associated Press, Gaza’s only COVID-19 testing lab, hospitals, schools,
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Bird Box by Josh Malerman for $2.99 Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson for $3.99 Star Daughter by Sheet Thakrar for $1.99 Malice by Keigo Higashino for $2.99 Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener for $3.99 Force of Nature by
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This is the third Joe the Bouncer novel, following on from The Bouncer (2018) and The Hard Stuff (2019). Joe Brody is indeed a bouncer. But as well as working the door at a New York strip club Joe does a lot of things. His classified history in the military left him with some serious
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Bird Box by Josh Malerman for $2.99 Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson for $3.99 Star Daughter by Sheet Thakrar for $1.99 Malice by Keigo Higashino for $2.99 Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener for $3.99 Force of Nature by
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Malice by Keigo Higashino for $2.99 Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener for $3.99 Force of Nature by Jane Harper for $2.99 Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson for $1.99 The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas for $1.99 Welcome
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas for $1.99 Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo for $1.99 The Left Hand of Darkness – 50th Anniversary Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin for $2.99 The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny
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‘Collaboration’ is a buzz word in technology and the creative industries at the moment, and it seems to be the in thing in crime fiction too. It’s something that has made crime author James Patterson one of the most popular authors in the English language. Of all his collaborations, none has been bigger than working
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Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, passed away on May 23, 2021 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91 years old. From the Eric Carle Team: It is with heavy hearts that we share that Eric Carle, author & illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other beloved classics, passed away on 23rd
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The prolific Garry Disher is a huge name in his native Australia – he’s won the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, and has had many fellow crime fiction writers citing him as a major influence. At last, the rest of the world is catching on too, and his recent releases featuring troubled rural cop Paul Hirschhausen have garnered
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan for $2.99 Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg for $1.99 Small Gods by Terry Pratchett for $1.99 Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson for $2.99 Dominicana by Angie Cruz for $2.99
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Some crime books have you hiding behind the cushions, while others make you cringe and shut your eyes in disgust… In a first for this reviewer, The Waiter made me hungry! Seems appropriate, then, that for the book’s online launch party, a number of reviewers (including yours truly) were invited by the publishers to a
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