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On the Radar: The accidental detective

Trying something new. It’s probably going to one of the main themes when we emerge from lockdown. Build back better, the new normal, and all of that. This week we lead with a book by a well-established author who’s trying something different, with a main…
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On the Radar: Cut to the crime fiction

If you’re looking for a crime novel to sink into and drift away from the troubles of the world, you’ve come to the right place. Our weekly crime fiction news column brings you the latest from Chris Brookmyre, and it’s a standalone with a unique…
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Martina Cole wins CWA Diamond Dagger 2021

It is almost 30 years after she was dismissed by some as a one-book wonder, now Martina Cole has been awarded the highest honour in British crime writing, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger. Having sold over 17 million books, Cole is Britain’s biggest…
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On the Radar: The origins of Kubu

Our weekly new books column returns, and we start things off in Southern Africa where the latest from Michael Stanley takes us back to the early days of Detective Kubu, their popular CID investigator in Botswana. There’s a trip back in time to the 1930s,…
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