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The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths

Double CFL Award winner Elly Griffiths has been writing about forensic archeologist Dr Ruth Galloway since 2009. We’re up to book 14, and while some writers might be flagging by this point The Locked Room reveals an author right on the top of her game….
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On the Radar: Life's a beach...

…and then you read crime fiction! This week our news column starts off on a beach in the South of France for a crime story with a different pace and tone to many. French author Marion Brunet captures the characters, scenes and situations in a…
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1979 by Val McDermid

What constitutes a historical crime novel? That’s something I mused upon while reading this book, the first in a new series from the queen of crime, Val McDermid, featuring journalist Allison ‘Allie’ Burns. Unsurprisingly, it is set in… 1979. But that’s only a handful of…
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On the Radar: The Year of the Assassin

According to the Chinese and Japanese zodiac, 2022 is the year of the tiger. In the crime fiction zodiac, we think it should be the year of the assassin. On 29 July, Japanese author Kotaro Isaka’s novel Bullet Train will appear in its silver screen…
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