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Friday Reads

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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Someone Else’s House

It’s time to start making a crime book pile for Christmas – and if you like psychological thrillers mixed with toxic friendships and overseas settings, you should add Someone Else’s House to that pile. This […]

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Black Summer

What a year Mike Craven has had!  From Cumbria Life Author of the Year at the start of 2019 to winner of the CWA Gold Dagger a few weeks ago for The Puppet Show, he’s […]

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When Angels Sleep

  Second novels are notoriously tricky to write. Especially when your debut novel received critical acclaim and glowing reviews from your peers in crime fiction, with Peter James describing you as ‘a thrilling new talent’. […]

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The Stalker

    When it’s cold and dark outside, I personally can’t think of anything better than snuggling up on the sofa with a great detective novel. Alex Gray’s DSI William Lorimer series has long been […]

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