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On the Radar: No bones about it

If you enjoyed the TV series Bones, inspired by the Tempe Brennan books by Kathy Reichs, then this week’s report should be of interest. The show’s creator, Hart Hanson, has turned his talents to crime fiction with a new novel, but it’s a far cry…
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On the Radar: Protect the child!

Even in fiction, when pregnant women come under threat our protective instinct kicks in. Writers can use this to their advantage and it’s cropping up a fair bit in crime fiction at the moment. Megan Abbott’s Beware the Woman is a case in point (watch…
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On the Radar: Slicing up eyeballs

If you’re on the queasy side, scroll down now. Forensic-based crime fiction novels might not be your thing… But if you love an unconventional clue, then the new Kathy Reichs novel needs to go on your reading list. Yes, someone has left an eyeball, complete…
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On the Radar: The Perfect Lie, and more

From an ex-cop taking revenge on his wife’s killer in Tennessee to a teenage Jane Austen poking around a manor house mystery, our On the Radar column this week has everything a crime fiction lover needs. Our lead book is Jo Spain’s new thriller, which…
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