Back to Poe land

On the Radar — The Baltimore area was home to one of the first great crime fiction authors in the form of Edgar Allan Poe,…

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A summer of crime

The Bath-based independent Beaufort Bookshop has unveiled its blood-dripping July front window with the theme ‘submerge yourself in crime fiction this summer’, supported by indie…

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Find Gomorrah on the Dark Web

On the Radar — Here on Crime Fiction Lover we are actually a pretty law abiding bunch. Our biggest infraction lately was a parking ticket…

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First look: Dead Ground

In this age of digital downloads it’s nice to discover publishers that put a little bit extra into the design of books as physical things…

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Don’t break the chain

On the Radar — Prepare to be broadsided as some of the biggest names in contemporary crime fiction launch a salvo of explosive-looking novels that’ll…

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Don’t die for me, Argentina

On the Radar — There’s always such a deluge of US and UK crime fiction. That’s why we like to look out for good translations…

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Thriller concepts

On the Radar — Although they’re working in a genre where readers have many expectations, crime fiction authors always try hard to come up with…

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Jackson Lamb is gunning for revenge

On the Radar — There are too many crime books out there with anonymous silhouettes and vaguely thematic backgrounds on the cover, but we think…

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Speak up for crime fiction

On the Radar — This week, our new books column starts off with a book that looks very interesting – and although it’s called The…

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Wolves at doors, bodies in wells…

On the Radar — There are delectable treats for crime fiction lovers from start to finish in this week’s new books column. We’ll start you…

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First look: More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

Everyone’s heard of Sherlock Holmes. He’s one of the most famous fictional detectives ever created. However, once you’ve read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s entire Holmes…

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Thomas Harris returns

On the Radar — The American author Thomas Harris has only written five novels but he’s one of the most impactful crime writers of all…

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The crime fiction innovators

On the Radar — What a time we have ahead with huge releases on the way from Denise Mina and Jeffery Deaver. There are new…

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