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How to Betray Your Country

The second novel in English author James Wolfe’s Traitor trilogy examines a man’s mid-life crisis. August Drummond lost his mind somewhat after the death of his wife, and his career in the British secret service went up in smoke shortly afterwards. Adrift in the Middle…
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I Know What I Saw

Once wealthy banker Xander Shute is living rough on the streets in I Know What I Saw by Imran Mahmood. He takes refuge in a flat, where he witnesses the murder of a woman at the hands of her lover. When he reports the vicious…
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The Night Hawks

Ruth Galloway is back, and happily she has returned to home turf in North Norfolk in this latest Elly Griffiths novel, the 13th in the series. A body is found on the beach by a bunch of metal detectorists who call themselves The Night Hawks,…
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The Cut

Mismatched pairs are a staple of crime fiction, and the protagonists in Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business become the unlikeliest of pals. He teams Millie, a 70-year-old former horror film makeup artist, with Jerry, a dreadlocked black college student who loves the…
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Blood Grove

Ezekiel Porterhouse Rawlins has reached a professional and personal peak by the summer of 1969 in Blood Grove, the latest novel in the series by Walter Mosley. He owns the WRENS-L detective agency, drives a 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, and lives in a gated community…
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Edge of the Grave

Scottish comic book writer Robbie Morrison makes a fine debut in the world of crime fiction with a 1930s mystery set in dark and dirty Glasgow. When the solicitor Charles Geddes is pulled from the Clyde with his throat slit, his widow insists that police…
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Lightseekers

When three university students are killed in a rural town in Nigeria the father of one of the victims hires Phillip Taiwo, a psychologist and expert in crowd behaviour and violence, to investigate the controversial incident, in Lightseekers by Femi Kayode. Through Phillip’s investigation the…
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Before She Disappeared

After over a decade Lisa Gardner has given us a new standalone novel. It’s a cracker too, with a compelling central character. Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged white woman, an alcoholic and a loner who is also addicted to finding missing people. She’s a rank…
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