Tokyo trouble

On the Radar — This week our new crime books column features the latest from Nicolas Obregon, a writer who sets his mysteries in Japan.…

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Welcome back, Arkady

On the Radar — Martin Cruz Smith is one of the most influential American crime authors, and instead of setting his books in the Big…

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First look: Cromwell Stone

Of course we’ll call out cheating in crime novels whenever possible, such as when authors use the supernatural as a get-out at the end of…

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Death in the East, and more…

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings a good selection of books, with an eclectic mix of themes and styles represented.…

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Crime fiction for the autumn

On the Radar — The leaves are turning orange, gold and red, the wind is blowing cold, and the sun is falling from the sky.…

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Curious Toys

Written by Elizabeth Hand — It is over three years since Elizabeth Hand released a crime novel – 2016’s Hard Light continued her run of…

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Hot, hot, hot

On the Radar — Can you spot the incendiary thread that runs through the first three new crime releases this week? We’ve got arson and…

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David is dead…

On the Radar — Our weekly new books column returns with the latest from UK author Kerry Wilkinson, whose psychological thriller kicks off with a…

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The silver age of crime

On the Radar — Sometimes we’ve got to stay on our toes as we report on the latest crime fiction releases. The press copy of…

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This little dark debut, and more

On the Radar — Let’s get things going this week with a fresh voice in the world of crime fiction as AS Hatch releases his…

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Off the beaten path…

On the Radar — Earlier this month, some of the bigger names in crime fiction dropped their novels in good time to make the bestseller…

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Fighting injustice

On the Radar — Whether it’s racism in the South (or anywhere else for that matter), women’s rights or wrongful convictions and cover-ups, crime fiction…

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