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On the Radar: Deadly Durham

Things get under way with a bang in this week’s new books column as an explosion rips through the English city of Durham in LJ Ross’s latest novel. The Shrine leads off a package of five books, which also include The Girl Beneath the Sea…
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This Little Dark Place

Written by AS Hatch — Reading can transport you to a wealth of different places and myriad experiences. Each book holds a world within its pages, and for an avid reader, those contrasts can be a bit addictive. For example, the last book I read…
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Never Be Broken

Written by Sarah Hilary — Hot on the heels of Vicky Newham’s Out of the Ashes comes another police procedural novel set slap bang in the heart of London and featuring a female Met detective as its main protagonist. Unlike Maya Rahman, who is only…
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Freefall

Written by Jessica Barry — In some crime novels, the wrongdoing hits you between the eyes from page one. With others it’s a more subtle process, and that’s OK too. So where does Freefall fit into the sliding scale? In truth, it’s not clear. This…
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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2018

This year’s reviewing has unearthed an embarrassment of riches. You know you’ve been in a race when the also-rans include crime fiction writers like Robert Galbraith, Elizabeth George, Sharon Bolton and David Mark. So you’ll gather that it was tough to pick my top five…
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The Shrouded Path

Written by Sarah Ward — Immersive theatre is a thing these days. For the uninitiated, it’s where you arrive at a show and get drawn into the work hook, line and sinker. As soon as you step over the threshold you are a spectator no more….
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Pieces of Her

Written by Karin Slaughter — Do you remember much about your 31st birthday? No? Me neither, but Andrea ‘Andy’ Oliver’s 31st is about to stick in her memory forever. Andy is a pretty ordinary woman. She tries, but usually she fails. In fact her life is littered…
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