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No Doves

Written by Andy Boot — Set in 1991, No Doves is a violent and unsettling read from the outset. Based in the East End of London, in the grip of the urban regeneration of the Docklands area, the book opens with the discovery of a…
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Double Mortice

Written by Bill Daly — Double Mortice is the much anticipated sequel to the gritty Glasgow procedural Black Mail, and sees the return of long-in-the-tooth DCI Charlie Anderson, still one step away from retirement. It’s a compelling tale that shows us Glasgow’s face of affluent gentility as…
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Sleeping Dogs

Written by Thomas Mogford — Gibraltan lawyer Spike Sanguinetti is back for a fourth book in this series by Thomas Mogford. Following the violent events of the previous book, Hollow Mountain, Spike is in Corfu to meet up with his legal partner Peter Galliano. He’s taken his curmudgeonly…
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A Line of Blood

Written by Ben McPherson — Tapping into the popularity of domestic noir thrillers, debut novelist Ben McPherson makes a brave move as a male writer dipping his toe into a mainly female market. A Line of Blood is told entirely from a father’s point of view. Alex Mercer, his…
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The Jackdaw

Written by Luke Delaney — Ex-police officer Luke Delaney has carved out an enjoyable niche in British crime fiction with his DI Sean Corrigan. With his books being so influenced by his former career, Delaney’s reputation as an intuitive and informed writer is well deserved…
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The Black Eyed Blonde

Written by  Benjamin Black — Author John Banville has won the Booker Prize. Here he writes as Benjamin Black, embarking on a homage to Raymond Chandler by recreating Philip Marlowe in a story meant to follow on from the 1953 novel The Long Goodbye. Using a…
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Prey

Written by James Carol — The third in James Carol’s serial killer series follows the very successful Broken Dolls and Watch Me, and features ex-FBI psychological profiler Jefferson Winter. The hook of the series is that Winter himself is the son of a convicted serial killer, and he’s in…
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The Jigsaw Man

Written by Elena Forbes — After a lengthy hiatus, Elena Forbes returns here with a fourth edition in her DI Mark Tartaglia series, set in London. Tartaglia’s colleague Sam Donovan has left the force, deeply affected by the traumatic events of the previous book. These are succinctly…
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