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Friday Read; Friday Reads

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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When She Was Good

  When She Was Good is an elegantly plotted rollercoaster of a thriller. It’s the second book in the Cyrus Haven series but you absolutely can come to it fresh as a new reader – […]

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Cry Baby

Despite Mark Billingham having a long-running series, he always manages to do something cool and different with each book, occasionally chucking in the odd standalone to keep it real. For the 20th anniversary of his […]

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The Finisher

Peter Lovesey celebrates the 50th anniversary of being a published author this year, and that career in the world of crime fiction has been a glittering, awards-strewn, much-praised one. Here is the latest case for […]

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American Spy

This Friday we’re bringing you ‘a spy thriller with a difference’. Selected by Barack Obama as one of his summer reads of 2019, American Spy deals with race, gender, politics and espionage but with all […]

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Quiet Acts of Violence

It’s always such a privilege to publish the latest from Cath Staincliffe because, as Ann Cleeves has said, any book Cath writes is guaranteed to give us a moral workout. And although often not a […]

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Nine Elms

What makes Nine Elms such a compelling novel? Is it the masterful plotting, or the incredible sense of tension? The evocative London setting, or the high-octane premise? Well, spoiler, it’s all of these things. But […]

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Cold Malice

This week’s Friday read is the new thriller in Quentin Bates’s Icelandic crime series, Cold Malice. Atmospheric and intricately plotted, the novel is set in the dramatic, bleak landscapes of Reykjavik and centres around Officer […]

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