Secrets of the Dead

Written by Murray Bailey — This is the second of Murray Bailey’s crime thrillers to follow the Egyptian adventures of British archaeologist Alex MacLure, and it’s…

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Day of the Accident

Written by Nuala Ellwood — You may have been looking forward to picking up this second book by Nuala Ellwood, following her debut thriller, My Sister’s Bones.…

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Interview: MJ Arlidge

MJ Arlidge wears several hats. As well as being the creator of the hugely popular series of crime novels featuring DI Helen Grace, he has…

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The curtain drops

On the Radar — How do you like the sound of Brad Parks’ latest, in which an actor is drafted in to go undercover in…

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The Border

Written by Don Winslow — The Border is the final novel in Don Winslow’s epic Power of the Dog trilogy. When we first met Art…

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The Horseman’s Song

Written by Ben Pastor — This book, which has its first UK publication in 2019, is one of Ben Pastor’s six detective stories featuring German…

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A Time to Scatter Stones

Written by Lawrence Block — Matt Scudder might just be one of the most under-appreciated private detectives in American crime fiction. The former cop has…

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Hunted

Written by Arne Dahl, translated by Neil Smith — Arne Dahl, internationally known for his Stockholm-based Intercrime book and TV series, has recently brought a new series…

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First look: Ryuko

She smokes cigars, rides a motorbike, packs twin tommies and she has a dragon tattoo. But Ryuko isn’t from Sweden, and she’s not like anything…

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The Revenant Express

Written by George Mann — The Revenant Express returns us to the Victorian steampunk universe found in George Mann’s Newbury and Hobbes novels, which the…

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Another brick in the wall

On the Radar — Sometimes a book arrives that’s so big the postman needs to knock on the door because it won’t fit in the…

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Interview: David Laws

Writing punchy copy comes naturally to David Laws. He spent most of his life as a journalist writing for national and local newspapers, and has…

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The Elegant Lie

Written by Sam Eastland — The year is 1949 and Nathan Carter walks out of prison in Cologne and into the nascent Cold War. Back…

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The Stone Circle

Written by Elly Griffiths — Some crime novels take no prisoners and smack you between the eyes from the get-go, while others greet you warmly,…

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