The Accordionist

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds — Retired investigator Louis Kehlweiler is working on a translation of a book about Otto Von Bismark. He is deep…

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Black Teeth

Written by Zane Lovitt — Documentary filmmaker and author Zane Lovitt is a long-time member of the Melbourne crime-writing scene, putting out a bunch of short…

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Bluebird, Bluebird

Written by Attica Locke — Trust Attica Locke to write something timely, urgent and true about troubled race relations in present-day America. As she has…

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Maria in the Moon

Written by Louise Beech — In the breakneck world of thrill-a-minute crime fiction, it does a reader good to take a little breather now and…

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The Cossack

Written by KJ Lawrence — Though this debut espionage thriller kicks off with a murder in winter 2014, it’s not the usual intercontinental bloodbath. In fact,…

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Wychwood

Written by George Mann — Wychwood is the first in a new series of mysteries by an author who in the past has created a number…

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The Frozen Woman

Written by Jon Michelet, translated by Don Bartlett — Not as well known as Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum or Jorn Lier Horst, Jon Michelet is a…

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The Scarred Woman

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Rigmor Zimmermann is dead. Bludgeoned. Her body has been found in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen…

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The Missing Girls

Written by Carol Wyer — The crime writing whirlwind that is Carol Wyer has produced her third book of the year, and fans of DI…

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Good Friday

Written by Lynda La Plante — The detective Jane Tennison needs little introduction thanks to the stellar success of the television series Prime Suspect. First appearing…

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CIS: The Mitford Murders

Written by Jessica Fellowes — It’s 12 January 1920. Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of the famous Florence Nightingale, boards a train. She settles herself, and…

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A Patient Fury

Written by Sarah Ward — Detective Inspector Frances Sadler receives a phone call late one night. There’s been a fire over at a large house on the…

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CIS: Frequent Hearses

Written by Edmund Crispin — Between 1944 and 1977, Robert Bruce Montgomery wrote a string of novels under the name Edmund Crispin. Today he is considered…

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The Seagull

Written by Ann Cleeves — Crime fiction authors seem to follow a trend. Remember when every other book had the word ‘girl’ in the title?…

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CIS: The Glimpses of the Moon

Written by Edmund Crispin — Oxford don and armchair detective Gervase Fen saw a fair bit of England in the course of nine novels and two…

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League of American Traitors

Written by Matthew Landis — This debut YA thriller is set in the modern day, but with one foot firmly planted in American history. The promising…

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