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Friday Reads

The Body Falls

It’s a time of seasonal change where our sunny skies are replaced by chill winds and rainclouds, and the nights are drawing in . . . so it’s that time of year you want to […]

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Death at the Orange Locks

  As Covid-19 continues to narrow our horizons and we can only dream of foreign travel, why not pick up Anja’s latest Lotte Meerman thriller and transport yourself to wonderfully vibrant and cosmopolitan Amsterdam, which […]

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The Book Club

  Ever been part of a book club? Or wondered what your seemingly respectable neighbours are really up to behind closed doors? Then C. J. Cooper’s The Book Club is the perfect suspense novel for […]

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Stone Cold Trouble

Amer Anwar is a fresh new voice in crime fiction, and Stone Cold Trouble,  the new instalment in the Zaq & Jags series, is another tense and pacy read. This time, ex-con Zaq Khan reluctantly […]

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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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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 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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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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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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