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The rise of Welsh crime fiction

With Wales’ first international crime writing festival approaching, it’s time to discover the burgeoning community of crime writers in the principality. Wales is not just a country of song, rugby and coal, it’s a land of crime stories – books, TV and film. We all…
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On the Radar: Meet Quinn Quicksilver

The American mystery writer Dean Koontz returns, and he’s created an enigmatic new protagonist – but that’s not all we’ve got for you in our new books report this week. Another returnee is British writer Louise Welsh along with her Glaswegian auctioneer Rilke, and there…
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NTN: The Dying Game

Written by Asa Avdic, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles — Fresh blood is spilt here in a debut novella penned by a Swedish broadcast journalist, which claims to please the fans of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. That is what…
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No Dominion

This compelling third installment of Louise Welsh’s The Plague Times Trilogy unites two of the survivors of the viral flu ‘the sweats’ – Stevie Flint and Magnus McFall. The pair are attempting to rebuild a democratic civilisation in Orkney after normal society has collapsed. When…
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Big and Bloody Scotland

Torches as mighty as claymores fired up the biggest Bloody Scotland crime writing festival to date, with an opening procession from the crag of Stirling Castle, just a hammer’s throw from the Wallace Monument and the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. Held from Friday…
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We've found The Missing Girls

On the Radar — Yes, the latest book from English author Carol Wyer is here and it’s called The Missing Girls. Her first two have enthralled huge audiences as eBooks on Kindle and her detective DI Robyn Carter is finding her stride. There’s plenty more…
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CIS: The classics of Tartan noir

Scottish crime fiction has a long and lustrous history. Whether set in Scotland or written by Scots there is a wealth of classics from which to choose. Our feature includes some of the earliest examples as well as modern works by still-active authors – all…
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