The Marsh King’s Daughter

In The Marsh King Daughter, Karen Dionne skillfully blends hard-core survivalism with tense family drama, all wrapped up in the appropriately swampy marshland of Michigan’s…

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The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz’ latest novel – the first in a series – has it all. There’s a challenging mystery in which a wealthy middle-aged widow appears…

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The Late Show

Michael Connelly stays in his beloved LA for the first in a new series of high-end police procedurals. His new character is Renee Ballard, an…

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The Accordionist

The Accordionist is the third, final, and best book in Fred Vargas’ Three Evangelists series. Retired detective Louis Kehlweiler is trying to distance himself from…

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Carnivore

Jonathan Lyon’s debut will have you baffled. Who is this urchin of a main character, going by the name of Leander? Why is he so…

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IQ

Brilliantly logical African-American teenager Isaiah Quintabe, private detective, is the protagonist of Joe Ide’s debut novel, which recently won a Shamus award. This street-smart Sherlock…

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Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt’s brand of modern noir with an Aussie twist has won him awards and praise Down Under, and his latest twisted revenge tale is…

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A Patient Fury

Sarah Ward’s third novel, A Patient Fury, is once again set in the rural Peak District. This time the mentally frail DC Connie Childs is investigating…

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No Dominion

This compelling third installment of Louise Welsh’s The Plague Times Trilogy unites two of the survivors of the viral flu ‘the sweats’ – Stevie Flint…

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Reconciliation for the Dead

Claymore Straker, a young soldier in the Angolan Civil War, is on the run as a deserter when he intervenes to save a woman from…

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The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason has started a new series of crime novels set during World War II, and they’re worth tuning in for, as The Shadow District…

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The Lying Game

The Woman in Cabin 10 author Ruth Ware channels her inner Enid Blyton here for an edgy psychological thriller with its roots in a boarding…

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She Rides Shotgun

When Nate McClusky refuses to work for Aryan Steel he doesn’t put just his own life in danger but those of his family too. Jordan…

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Wolves in the Dark

Private detective Varg Veum is back and Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen is at the top of his game and this book will delight the initiated…

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

A literary crime novel that transcends the genre, Hannah Tinti’s story is about Samuel Hawley, bearer of scars from the dozen bullet wounds acquired in…

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What My Body Remebers

Elsa Nygaard’s earliest memory is her mother’s murder, and the killer was Elsa’s father. She is now a single mother and ward of the state…

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