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The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Finnish author Antti Tuomainen has been a favourite at Crime Fiction Lover ever since his first novel, The Healer, was first translated into English. Since then, he’s come a long way and his crime writing has grown lighter, funnier and quite a bit weirder –…
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The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The TV celebrity’s first foray into crime fiction, The Thursday Murder Club, sold by the truckload, won awards and divided book club members far and wide. How would Richard Osman’s ‘difficult second novel’ fare? Happily, the news is good – and anyone who has already…
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Hostage

What a thriller! You may be rethinking those dreams of flying off on holiday again after reading Clare Mackintosh’s latest tense standalone. Mina is mother to Sophia and wife to police officer Adam, but their marital issues prompt her to volunteer as cabin crew on…
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True Crime Story

Joseph Knox presents a perfectly-pitched melange of fact and fiction in his first standalone novel. The story of the disappearance of Manchester university student Zoe Nolan is told in a series of interviews and emails conducted and exchanged seven years later. The plot is set…
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Long Bright River

In Liz Moore’s police thriller, the main characters are a Philadelphia police officer, Mickey Fitzpatrick, and her recidivist drug addict sister, Kacey. A lot of rough water has swirled under the bridge of their relationship – pain and hope and love and betrayal in alternating…
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The Only Good Indians audiobook

Stephen Graham Jones’s wonderful contemporary gothic tale starts with a crime, when four young Blackfeet men trespass on the part of their reservation set aside for the tribe’s elders and shoot into a herd of elk. One of the dying elk was pregnant and in…
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Every City is Every Other City

Canadian writer John McFetridge has chosen to centre his new series in Toronto’s thriving film production community. Gordon Stewart works as a location scout, and moonlights as a private detective. He accepts a job to look for a missing family member of one of the…
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