Bernie Gunther’s last stand

On the Radar — That sad day will soon be upon. Yes, Philip Kerr’s final Bernie Gunther novel is hitting the shelves soon and it’s…

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Brexit thrillers?

On the Radar — Is a Brexit thriller even possible with blanket media coverage of the UK’s biggest political farce so far this century going…

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Worst case or best case?

On the Radar — Isn’t it funny? We hate bad news, but as crime fiction lovers sometimes the worst case scenario proves to be the…

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The curtain drops

On the Radar — How do you like the sound of Brad Parks’ latest, in which an actor is drafted in to go undercover in…

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First look: Ryuko

She smokes cigars, rides a motorbike, packs twin tommies and she has a dragon tattoo. But Ryuko isn’t from Sweden, and she’s not like anything…

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Another brick in the wall

On the Radar — Sometimes a book arrives that’s so big the postman needs to knock on the door because it won’t fit in the…

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What really happened?

On the Radar — What really happened? It’s what every thriller and every mystery has us turning the pages to find out, isn’t it? This…

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Stone cold dead

On the Radar — Maybe it’s because archaeologists thought that human sacrifice may have taken place at Stonehenge. Maybe what happened in Jamaica Inn continues…

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Another cold and freezing night…

On the Radar — Bernard Minier is one of several French writers who has taken the American noir novel format and given it a Gallic…

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Face your Nemesis

On the Radar — Lots of themes and different styles this week, with a creepy occult thriller, The Murder House and a fish mystery set…

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