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As the filming of the final series of Amazon’s Bosch wraps in Los Angeles, there’s news of another popular Michael Connelly character, Mickey Haller, AKA The Lincoln Lawyer, making his way to the small screen. Haller has already made the transition from page to screen, courtesy of the 2011 movie The Lincoln Lawyer, which starred
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This is the second of William Baer’s novels featuring private investigator Jack Colt of Paterson, New Jersey. Going by the title, you might assume this is part of Akashic Books’ short story series that includes Milwaukee Noir or Amsterdam Noir. In fact, Akashic published a New Jersey Noir a few years ago. Unlike many of
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Sarah Sheridan’s debut crime novel is a fast-moving psychological thriller about murder and corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. What’s different here is that it’s not the sexual abuse of children we’re talking about, but rather the cover-ups that go on when priests break their vows of celibacy and the struggles faced by the children
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This post was originally published in our YA newsletter, What’s Up in YA. Sign up for it here to get YA news, reviews, deals, and more! Hey YA Readers! I’m a person who loves color, color theory, color therapy, and the meaning behind colors. It’s only natural I find myself thinking a lot about the
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As we type in these details about the latest crime novels to hit the shelves, Britain is at the eye of storm Christoph, the world faces a pandemic and in America the political seesaw has just tipped back with a jolt. What happens next? Well, one thing’s for sure, we’re going to keep on reading
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Jane Harper’s latest crime mystery, now out in hardcover, revisits the perils of small-town life so expertly deconstructed in The Dry and The Lost Man. The setting this time is coastal Tasmania and a village called Evelyn Bay. The Survivors is the title of a trio of life-size iron statues erected at the end of
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It is over a decade since Lisa Gardner last tempted her fans with a standalone crime novel. They say good things come to those who wait, so does Before She Disappeared meet expectations? I’m pleased to report that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’! Frankie Elkin is a middle aged white woman, an alcoholic and
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For legions of crime fiction lovers, there’s nothing quite like discovering a new crime show. It’s even better if that show opens a window on an unusual setting, and better still if that setting is remote and unsettling. UK crime aficionados will be able to experience that thrill on 25 January when Channel 4 airs
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When you’re the only cop in a quiet cop shop in a corner of South Australia’s farming community, Christmas should be a doddle, shouldn’t it? Not so for Constable Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen in Garry Disher’s follow up to the excellent Bitter Wash Road. It’s all going swimmingly until one of the locals decides to enter
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The sixth and possibly final novel in Ragnar Jonasson‘s Dark Iceland series might just be the best. It’s the writing that’s so captivating – thanks in part to translator David Warriner, but also because of the considered way Ragnar highlights the issues that surround a premature death. Set in snowy Siglufjordur in northern Iceland, Winterkill
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There are certain writers and series that you can count on to raise the spirits of crime fiction lovers at this dark time, as the world battles coronavirus. Andrew Martin and his railway detective character Jim Stringer are among that number. When Martin’s new book, Powder Smoke, landed on the doormat here at CFL HQ,
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The first of Olivier Norek’s Banlieue trilogy is set in the notorious Seine-Sainte-Denis district, where Norek lives and where he has worked for the past 18 years as a police lieutenant. At the centre of The Lost and the Damned is Capitaine Victor Coste from the SDPJ 93 crime department, an uncomplicated man who just
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Debut author Julie Carrick Dalton deserves praise for making concerns about important social issues – climate change and immigration – an integral part of her new novel. It isn’t always easy to do that without turning a book into a lecture or consciousness-raising exercise. In this case, the story remains uppermost, and the characters themselves
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Kate Aitken left New York under a cloud, heading to California and a new start. In the Big Apple she was a journalist, caught up in the buzz and excitement of the vibrant city; now in the little coastal town of Callinas she is living with her aunt and uncle and working as an archivist,
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Like so many major cities, Philadelphia has been rocked by the events of the past year. Police shootings, COVID-19, a close presidential election, and decades of systemic injustice for marginalized communities have taken a heavy toll on the city and on the book community. But the book scene here is both surviving and creating powerful
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If you knew that if you pressed charges against the man who had murdered your loved one, you would be forced to host the prisoner in your home, would you do it? Or would you refuse to go ahead with the conviction? That’s the dilemma faced in The Captive by Deborah O’Connor. When Hannah’s Met
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This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. I first realized I was bisexual when I was a young teen. Living in rural Canada, it was not an ideal situation. Ten years later, I’m doing some catching up for myself, namely in being out and proud
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We’re in the quiet little Australian town of Haven Bay for this psychological thriller. Max and Rennie are driving to a friend’s birthday bash when they’re involved in a near-collision. The boy racer in the other car has attitude and flips them off as he drives away at speed. Another close call and best forgotten.
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This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. As a reader, few things are more intriguing or emotionally satisfying than uncovering a family secret. First, they make our own family secrets not seem so strange—after all, everyone has them. And the more astounding they are, the
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