Curious Toys

In this historical thriller set in the summer of 1915, Elizabeth Hand introduces us to her adolescent heroine, Pin, who lives with her mother amongst…

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite burst onto the crime fiction scene with this debut novel, a lively exploration of the ineffable ties between siblings, mixed with…

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The Vanished Bride

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë become female detectives when they set off across the wet and wild Yorkshire moors in pursuit of the truth in…

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The Night Fire

Michael Connelly’s second Bosch and Ballard book really cements the partnership which tentatively began in Dark Sacred Night. The pair work together on an unsolved…

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The Fragility of Bodies

In an era when ‘public morality’ seems a hopelessly antiquated notion, Sergio Olguín’s story about a crusading journalist is astonishingly refreshing. He provides a rare…

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England’s Finest

The exploits of extraordinary elderly eccentrics DCIs Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London are misremembered with much black humour…

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Nothing Important Happened Today

Will Carver’s unsparing portrayal of modern society is startlingly original and crime fiction at its most compelling. The People of Choice is a cult that…

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Silver

Chris Hammer’s debut, Scrublands, introduced us to world-weary journalist Martin Scarsden and won plaudits worldwide. Now Martin is back, and about to makes a mess…

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The Siberian Dilemma

Martin Cruz Smith… er… wrote the book on seeking justice under a totalitarian regime when he penned Gorky Park in 1981, and here he updates…

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Unknown Male

Unknown Male is the third in Nicholás Obregón’s Inspector Iwata series and sees the detective return from his exile in Los Angeles to investigate the…

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