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Opal Country by Chris Hammer

Gold standard Outback noir from the rich opal fields of barren northern Queensland, Australia. Chris Hammer’s new stand alone tale may well be his best writing to date and that’s saying something as it follows his engrossing and original Scrublands trilogy. Like those doorstop novels,…
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Betrayal by David Gilman

If Reacher were a spy, not a citizen avenger, he’d be a lot like the Englishman, Dan Raglan, the protagonist of David Gilman’s new globe trotting action series. There’s a comparable level of excitement in this thriller series for Jack Reacher fans to savour and…
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A Loyal Traitor by Tim Glister

Richard Knox is back. A Loyal Traitor is the second outing for the British spy who first appeared in Tim Glister’s debut, Red Corona last year. Things have moved on, it’s 1965 and the 60s are starting to swing both technologically and culturally. Yet, the…
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Outsider by Rob Sinclair

A Ryker Returns Thriller. As far as we are concerned Ryker can keep returning, as long as the thrills and spills match the excitement generated in Outsider, that is. This is an entertaining action thriller with plenty of fireworks, an enigmatic lone wolf hero with…
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Paul Burke: Top five books of 2021

It’s been a stellar year for crime fiction – no wonder sales of mysteries and thriller titles are still going up. Even the pandemic isn’t dampening the desire for the thrills and spills that come with a good crime novel. My CFL top five reviews…
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Love & Bullets by Nick Kolakowski

Good gonzo noir is a perpetual car crash; one bone-crunching, metal-shredding impact after another and Nick Kolakowski’s pulp fiction upholds that tradition. Meet Bill and Fiona. Don’t let their ordinary names fool you, they are the harbingers of chaos. Where they tread, and they tread…
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