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Police procedurals aplenty...

On the radar – This week’s radar has more kick to it than a double espresso, with a triple hit of police procedural topped off with a shot of edge-of-the-seat suspense. We start on the mean streets of Copenhagen and a suspicious drowning, before heading…
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Features

Police procedurals: five of the best

It is not surprising that the police procedural is one of the most enduring forms of crime fiction. The process by which a crime is solved, and the relationships between members of the police, and those they have with family and friends, continue to fascinate….
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iBookKindlePrintReviews

The Teacher by Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan’s The Teacher is the newest in his entertaining series of police procedurals whose titles come from the murder victim’s profession and we’ve previously reviewed The Monk. When thinking ahead to 2024, and the kinds of crime books that are likely on the horizon,…
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Retribution by Robert McCaw

Retribution is the fifth in Robert McCaw’s series of police procedurals set on the Big Island of Hawai`i that feature Chief Detective Koa Kāne. If you’re in the mood for a visit to Hawai`i, get hold of these books! The atmosphere is thick with tropical…
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To Die in June by Alan Parks

Alan Parks is rapidly setting the benchmark for dark Scottish crime fiction. Last year he won an Edgar with Bobby March Will Live Forever and the McIlvanney Prize for May God Forgive. Now that we’ve arrived in June 2023 and the sixth Harry McCoy has appeared…
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Features

Interview: Robert McCaw

Separated from the US mainland by thousands of miles of ocean, and with its own identity and culture, the state of Hawai’i is an intriguing setting for crime novels. It can be a wild and mysterious place, isolated and with ancient myths and legends. A…
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