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The Syndicate

Written by Clarence Cooper Jr — There aren’t many books that grab you from the first line and don’t let go. There are even fewer books that repulse you from the first line, making you want to throw the book away immediately. The Syndicate somehow…
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The Craftsman

Written by Sharon Bolton — There’s something for everyone in Sharon Bolton’s latest stand alone psychological thriller. There’s crime, mystery, history, drama, neatly executed reveals, witches and even magic. The final two might give you pause, but the hint of occult and mythology fits well…
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Back Up

Written by Paul Colize, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie — This crime thriller by Belgian writer Paul Colize about a British rock band was short-listed for a number of prizes when first released. Although it is only now available in English, the book should find…
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First look: Front Page Murder

It’s December 1963 and Archie Flowerdew is sitting in a cell at Wandsworth Prison waiting to be hanged. On Christmas Eve. It’s not exactly how he planned to spend the festive season. But, then, Archie was found guilty of murdering fellow comic postcard artist Percy…
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Rocco and the Nightingale

Written by Adrian Magson — Versatile British author Adrian Magson is no stranger to our site. We have interviewed him and reviewed books in which he has ranged widely within the genre, from the action thriller The Watchman to the more sedate but atmospheric historical crime fiction…
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Sympathy for the Devil

William Shaw’s Sympathy for the Devil sways to the samba beat of 1960s London as DS Cathal Breen investigates the death of a Polish prostitute. Soon the intelligence services and higher forces are taking an interest and Breen smells a conspiracy as he tries to…
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Sympathy for the Devil

Written by William Shaw — We are back in 1960s London as DS Cathal Breen and his team investigate the murder of a prostitute. Her name was Lena Bobienski and she was Polish, her parents returning home after the World War II where they were presumed to…
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CIS: The Methods of Sergeant Cluff

Written by Gil North — This year The British Library is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the birth of the writer Gil North. This was the pen name for Geoffrey Horne, the creator of Sergeant Cluff, a fictional police detective who was dubbed ‘Yorkshire’s Maigret‘….
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