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The IPCRESS File reimagined on ITV

ITV’s remake of this classic 60s spy drama is loaded with glitz and glamour in the West, juxtaposed with the grim austerity of Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, both facades hide a multitude of sins, and a deadly Cold War confrontation is…
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The Second Cut by Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh’s The Cutting Room was a sensation when it was published in 1999. It was a brilliant debut from a provocative new voice in British crime fiction, infusing a Gaelic vibe with a creepy gothic air. Tartan noir credentials firmly established, there was a…
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Quicksilver by Dean Koontz

After 50 years at his craft and 500 million books sold, Dean Koontz is still setting his own agenda and Quicksilver is an imaginative and thought-provoking read. The author’s energy and enthusiasm are evident, and this is a book that defies expectations throughout. It has…
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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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