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Friday Read

Strictly Murder

  Strictly Murder has it all – the gorgeous coastal town of Whitstable as its setting, an amateur sleuth after Agatha Christie’s own heart, and a literal murder on the dancefloor. It’s perfect cosy crime, […]

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Dead Ground

  This week’s Friday Read is a visual representation, as we’ve gone on about the book a lot. Here is M.W. Craven unboxing his copies of the wondrous Dead Ground, demonstrating both how not and […]

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Faithless in Death

  Faithless in Death is the brand new instalment in the bestselling In Death series. If you already know the series then you’ll know how good they are but if you haven’t then let me […]

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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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Black Rain Falling

Jacob Ross doesn’t need any superlatives from me: he was the winner of the Jhalak Prize, the Guardian called his first crime novel The Bone Readers ‘impressive’ and ‘a page turner’, and The Times said Black Rain Falling is ‘outstanding’. Simply put, Ross […]

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Strangers at the Gate

It’s Friday and Catriona McPherson is back with another chilling, beautifully crafted, heart-racingly twisty thriller. Strangers at the Gate is the story of a relationship’s inevitable and horrifying unravelling. It follows an Edinburgh-based couple who […]

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The Burial Circle

Despite the scenic coast and countryside, life in South Devon is never peaceful for Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson. The rolling hills and sleepy villages might seem idyllic, but Wesley has learnt that, in the countryside, […]

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Art of Death

  After the mayhem and general all-round madness of 2019, let’s start 2020 in a calmer frame of mind . . . and allow me to introduce you to a new addition to the Constable […]

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The Poison Garden

Alex Marwood is a formidable force in the world of psychological thrillers and The Poison Garden is her breathtaking latest tale. I usually don’t like to go too far into the darkness in my crime […]

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Avison Fluke series by M.W. Craven

  If you like crime fiction, you really should know the name M. W. Craven by now. His Washington Poe novels have gathered fans far and wide since The Puppet Show published in 2018, he’s […]

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Nine Elms

Is there anything better than when one of your favourite authors starts writing a new series? When Robert Bryndza, internationally bestselling author of the Detective Erika Foster series, announced a new project I knew it […]

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A Messy Affair

  Well, if Mrs Hinch wrote crime books, this is what she would do! Liz Mundy’s Hungarian protagonist Lena (rhymes with ‘trainer’) is a cleaner whose services the houses of the rich and famous in […]

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