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Friday Read

A Quiet Death in Italy

  What is the perfect antidote to miserable November weather? A crime novel that transports you to the sunnier climes of Italy, to a city full of beautiful piazzas and delicious tagliatelle al ragu: Bologna. […]

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Bill Slider series

  This week I’m recommending our reissues of the first ten books in the Bill Slider series, which were written in the nineties by prolific author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. Slider is a Detective Inspector in Shepherd’s […]

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The Deserter

  Nelson DeMille has decades of amazing thriller novels under his belt, all filled with dry, sometimes cheeky wit, compassion and fantastic set pieces. The Deserter is no different – but it is the first novel […]

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Playing Dirty

Playing Dirty is the new Liberty Chapman novel from Helen Black – an author who is up there with Martina Cole and Roberta Kray for gritty gangland crime with a tough female lead. The series […]

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The Lennox series

  To tie in with paperback publication of the brilliant The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell, we have reissued his wonderful Lennox series with a fabulous new cover design. The series features the eponymous Canadian […]

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A Death in Rembrandt Square

I love destination crime, and Amsterdam is the setting for Anja de Jager’s contemporary police procedural series featuring detective Lotte Meerman as our damaged and driven protagonist. Not only is this a gripping police procedural, […]

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Pretty Guilty Women

I never thought I’d be able to replicate the weekend when my best friends and I holed up for two whole days to binge watch the entire first series of Big Little Lies. Between episodes […]

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Strangers at the Gate

Once again, as our thought turn to darker days, longer nights and murderous deeds, I’m reading one of my authors who absolutely excels at the Gothic mystery. Last year, with Go to my Grave, she […]

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A Place to Lie

I’ve always been fascinated by idyllic little villages – what really goes on behind the closed doors of cosy cottages? In Witchwood, deep in the Forest of Dean, where Rebecca Griffiths has set her second […]

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Connections in Death

I am always talking up this series as an excellent fun crime read, though one that doesn’t pull any punches. The deaths are gruesome, but the camaraderie between Eve and her deputy Peabody – and […]

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The Sanctuary Murders

The Matthew Bartholomew series is a stalwart of historical crime fiction – this latest is the twenty-fourth book in the series – and it has many fans, but new readers are always welcome if medieval […]

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A Death in the Medina

My recommendation this week is a thriller set in the dusty heat of Morocco – the perfect crime novel to read on your sun lounger, whilst sipping something cool. Death in the Medina is James […]

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