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End of Watch, and more

On the Radar — Is Stephen King dropping horror for crime fiction? Could be as he releases his third detective novel in as many years. Our new releases column this week also brings you an eclectic mix of slightly lesser known, but no less interesting,…
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A Straits Settlement

Written by Brian Stoddart — It is the summer of 1923, and Madras is so hot that even the locals are finding it hard going. Many of the British civil servants, who still run India, are suffering torments inside their formal suits and starched collars….
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Roses never die

On the Radar — For lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction, we lead off with Gunnar Staalesen’s new book, which has quite a romantic title. We’ve also got a mystery involving crab catchers, the latest Elouise Norton book by Rachel Howzell Hall and some pretty dark…
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Dangerous Cargo, and more

On the Radar — As ever, a great mix of crime fiction for readers of all tastes is to be found in our weekly new books column, starting off with the latest from Pauline Rowson… Dangerous Cargo by Pauline Rowson After a successful series of…
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Shank: Tool's Law I

Written by Roy Harper — David Roney has done bad things and he is paying for his transgressions. He is locked up in the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known in music, myth and legend as Parchman Farm. It is full of brutal men, kept under…
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The Hanging Club

Written by Tony Parsons — Our main character here, DC Max Wolfe, has appeared in The Murder Bag and The Slaughterman. He’s based at West End Central police station, which sits among London’s finest tailor shops on Savile Row. The case Wolfe faces in The Hanging Club bursts into gruesome life when the video…
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Lady with death on her mind

On the Radar — Peter James – the UK’s best crime author according to readers of the WH Smith books blog – leads us off this week with a black widow case for his white knight of Brighton CID, Roy Grace. Or, you could grab…
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