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Friday Reads

If I Disappear

If you love creepy, small-town American thrillers like The Sinner, True Detective and Sharp Objects, and are partial to a true-crime podcast, then Eliza Jane Brazier’s debut thriller If I Disappear is the perfect eerie […]

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Blotto, Twinks and the Maharajah’s Jewel

Despite present times, we’ve every reason to view 2021 with optimism – with the global vaccine available now for this wretched virus, the world may start to open up again. I’m excited by the thought […]

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Three Single Wives

If you belong to a book club, you’ll know the conversation rarely sticks to the book, especially when there’s wine involved. So when the women of this particular book club make a passing joke about […]

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One Minute Out

Happy New Year! International bestseller Mark Greaney stretches his wings with One Minute Out, moving into the first-person to bring us to close and personal to the Gray Man, Court Gentry. It’s also an action […]

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The Curator

  It’s nearly Christmas (not that anyone needs reminding), and if – like me – you’re a bit overwhelmed by the festive cheer and desperate gift-hunting, then this week’s Friday Read will be great catharsis; […]

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Hard as Nails

  What is more traditional at Christmas than warring families? Although, of course, things this year will be very different and scaled down, and we may well end up longing for those Christmases past where […]

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Christmas is Murder

This book is already proving a hit, with its beautiful, grimly festive cover, the fact that it’s the perfect dip-in-able read over Christmas, and the bonus of an extra book this year from the Queen […]

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The House of the Hanged Woman

You might already be familiar with award-winning crime writer Kate Ellis’s DI Wesley Peterson novels, but have you read her historical mysteries featuring Albert Lincoln? The House of the Hanged Woman is the third and […]

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Death of a Diva at Honeychurch Hall

This week’s Friday Read comes to you from the newest member of the L, B team: I’m the publishing assistant at PCR, having joined in lockdown (and am yet to set foot in the office). […]

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The Mitford Trial

  If you love the glamour and the old-world charm of the thirties and you haven’t yet discovered Jessica Fellowes’ Mitford Murders series then you’re in for a real treat (but also, where have you […]

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Festival of Death

Ah, summer 2020 has passed . . . and what a summer of no-s it was: no holidays abroad, no Wimbledon, no crime festivals anywhere in this country . . . and no Glastonbury, of […]

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The Moment Before Impact

If you haven’t discovered Alison Bruce yet, then you really should now. Alison started out with Constable many years ago with her Cambridge-set police procedural series featuring DC Gary Goodhew. The series won her many […]

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