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Crime Festivals

We thought we’d let you know about all the crime festivals that usually go on around the world so you can attend one near you when allowed, or online!   Aye Write: A Scottish crime […]

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Exclusive Extract of Hostage . . .

ONE 8.30AM | MINA   ‘Stop that, you’ll fall.’ A week’s worth of snow has pressed itself into ice, each day’s danger hidden beneath a night-time dusting of powder. Every few yards my boots travel […]

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How to Kidnap the Rich

  How to Kidnap the Rich is the outrageous and fast-paced debut from Rahul Raina. Set in Delhi, this is the story of Ramesh, a self-styled ‘examinations consultant’. When Ramesh takes an exam for Rudi […]

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Hyde giveaway terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions This is a prize draw for one person to win 1 copy of Hyde by Craig Russell. To enter simply comment on the competition post on The Crime Vault. The winner will […]

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There’s nothing quite like a Victorian chiller to curl up with on a long dark night and once again, Craig Russell has written what is a masterclass in Gothic suspense. Following on from his awesome […]

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An exclusive Q&A with Robert Gold, author of Twelve Secrets

  Ahead of the release of Robert Gold’s brand new thriller Twelve Secrets in March next year, we sat down with him to find out more about life as an author, working in publishing and […]

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Once Upon a Lie

Lisa Ballantyne is a master of the ‘moral thriller’. She has such a talent for writing about shocking situations that ordinary people can find themselves in and her sophisticated suspense novels never fail to challenge […]

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I am such a fan of Elaine Thomson’s books; I love this series featuring the enigmatic Jem Flockhart, I love her sidekick Will Quartermain, and most of all, I love her description and evocation of […]

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Forced Confessions

John Fairfax is the alter ego of William Broderick, a former monk who used his experience among the order of the Augustinians to create the brilliant Brother Anselm mysteries, crime novels steeped in philosophy and […]

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The Point of No Return

So . . . it’s springtime, green shoots are out, hairdressers are about to reopen, we’re all getting vaccinated and optimism’s in the air. And Neil Broadfoot’s latest is out in paperback – hurrah!  Neil’s […]

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Before the Storm

When I read Alex Gray’s last book, When Shadows Fall, I was reasonably sure that it would be almost impossible to better in terms of plot, pace and atmosphere. Then when her new novel landed […]

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The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn

Sometimes you just want a classic mystery novel to escape into – one that you know won’t feature too much violence or darkness, but will transport you into another world. Kate High’s debut, The Cat […]

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