Reading makes you smarter

Good news just in for crime fiction lovers: reading makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion of Global English Editing, which has checked all the relevant…

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Interview: Mark Dawson

Originally writing for one of the big publishers, English author Mark Dawson decided to go his own way and began self-publishing his action and espionage…

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Murder at the Book Club

Written by Betsy Reavley — A group of nine women gather for a book club meeting in Cambridge. Can you think of a more innocuous…

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Bright lights, dead gangsters

On the Radar — Hollywood in the 1950s seems a good place to start, but we’re not looking at a new James Ellroy novel this…

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The Lingering

Written by SJI Holliday — Susi Holliday has been making quite a name for herself as a writer of creepy and claustrophobic thrillers. She is…

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Suspended Retribution

Written by Rob Ashman — Acting Detective Chief Inspector Rosalind Kray is called to investigate a hit and run in one of Blackpool’s side streets. There’s…

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Lethal White

Written by Robert Galbraith — It’s taken three years for JK Rowling’s alter-ego Robert Galbraith to follow up on Career of Evil – has it been worth…

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After the Death of Ellen Keldberg

Written by Eddie Thomas Petersen, translated by Toby Bainton — British publisher Handheld Press has developed a reputation for putting out carefully selected works in a…

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Charlesgate Confidential

Written by Scott Von Doviak — Last year was a banner year for debuts. Jane Harper’s The Dry and Jordan Harper’s A Lesson in Violence…

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Indie authors make their move

On the Radar — It’s a good week for anyone looking for work by indie and self-published authors. Michael Pronko’s latest mystery set in Japan…

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Past & Present

Written by Judy Penz Sheluk — A young woman launching a business to help other people find missing family members ends up reconnecting to her…

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The Age of Exodus

Written by Gavin Scott — The Age of Exodus is a welcome return for Gavin Scott’s series, which places ex-SOE operative and Oxford scholar Duncan…

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Inhuman Resources

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Sam Gordon — It is impossible to fit French author Pierre Lemaitre into one neat category. He has written…

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