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Rainbow crime

On the Radar — This week we bring you two novels with main characters from the LGBT community, along with a spectrum of other interesting concepts and crimes. Another old Gore Vidal pulp novel has been unearthed, we’ve a mystery involving a ghost, an art…
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Into the Night

Written by Jake Woodhouse — When a corpse is found, minus its head and with both hands blowtorched to a crisp, Amsterdam cop Inspector Jaap Rykel realises he has something unusual to deal with. Even more disturbing is that the man’s mobile phone contains pictures…
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Gun Street Girl

Written by Adrian McKinty — Originally, Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series was meant to be a trilogy, so the appearance of Gun Street Girl is great news for fans. It’s the fourth book set in 1980s Belfast and featuring the Catholic detective who’s reached the rank…
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Back to Barchester

On the Radar — Anthony Trollope visits his own fictional cathedral city of Barchester in our headline title this week, while in the present day we have novels featuring international corruption, a failed journalist hunting a beautiful missing musician, and a serial killer whose knowledge…
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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

Written by Edogawa Rampo, translated by William Varteresian — Edogawa Rampo was the pen name of Taro Hirai, a Japanese author active from 1923 until his death in 1965. He is known as the father of Japanese detective fiction and his work – particularly his early…
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CIS: My classics by Arne Dahl

When Swedish literary author Jan Arnald writes crime fiction, he uses the name Arne Dahl. His books about Stockholm’s Intercrime Squad – such as The Blinded Man, Bad Blood and To the Top of the Mountain – are being translated into English and gaining plenty…
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Nine deadly measures of murder...

On the Radar — There’s a huge week ahead for crime fiction, with a squadron of new detective novels hitting the shelves. From cosy to contemporary, and from 19th century Ireland to near future Hong Kong, there’s bound to be something for you amongst these…
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Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

Edited by George Mann — Titan Books brings us another collection of new short stories featuring the world’s first consulting detective. Most Sherlock Holmes anthologies feature reprints of popular stories, and it is difficult for such books to stand out in a crowded field. Last…
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