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The Survivors

Jane Harper’s writing is so smooth and she creates her plots so masterfully, that you cannot help but be completely gripped by her books. The Survivors is no exception and I especially loved the remote […]

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Read an extract of Agatha Raisin: Hot to Trot by M.C. Beaton

Chapter One   No one knew. No one who encountered Agatha Raisin striding purposefully along Mircester High Street on this gloriously sunny spring morning, her brown hair sleek and lustrous in its neat bob courtesy […]

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Squeeze Me

  It’s been four long years since Razor Girl, Carl Hiaasen’s last adult novel, but with passages like this early on – ‘The lead burglar’s name was Uric. His helper was a dull-eyed f**kwit who […]

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The Point of No Return

  So . . . September is now upon us and we’ll all be missing the annual pilgrimage to Stirling to attend the most fun crime fiction festival of them all – Bloody Scotland. But […]

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All the Devils Are Here

  Louise Penny has gone from strength to strength since winning the Creasey Dagger for her first book in the Three Pines series, Still Life, garnering massive praise from crime fiction fans and winning so […]

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The Woods

  When it comes to autumn walks, I like my woods tranquil and beautiful, full of gold-flecked leaves and conkers and pine cones. When it comes to books though, I like my woods creepy as […]

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The In Death universe – behind the pages of the bestselling series by J.D. Robb

  J.D Robb’s bestselling series stars tough as nails homicide cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and her husband, Irish billionaire, Roarke. The fiftieth book in the series, Golden in Death, came out earlier this year and […]

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The Secretary

  As we draw towards the end of the summer holidays, this week I’m recommending a thriller with a theme that will be on many parents’ minds at the moment: school. Set in a primary […]

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Read an extract from When She Was Good by Michael Robotham

1   Cyrus   May 2020   Late spring. Morning cold. A small wooden boat emerges from the mist, sliding forward with each pull on the oars. The inner harbour is so mirror smooth it […]

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The Family Business

  I’ve had to do this Friday Read well in advance as this week I’ll be up around the location where the latest novel from Hania Allen is set: the wonderful Tayside area around Dundee. […]

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Read an extract from Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham

1   ‘Which one is she?’ I ask, leaning closer to the observation window. ‘Blonde. Baggy sweater. Sitting on her own.’ ‘And you’re not going to tell me why I’m here?’ ‘I don’t want to […]

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The Wicked Sister

  Karen Dionne wove heaps of menace into family dynamics in her debut, The Marsh King’s Daughter, and in this one she goes even darker, with a main character diagnosed as an actual psychopath. This […]

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