Spriteby: Top five books of 2013

2013 has been quite a year for catching up with the latest exploits of several old favourites, and making the acquaintance of one or two new detectives and authors who have entered the crime fiction genre over the last 12 months. My crime fiction year…
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A Treacherous Likeness

Written by Lynn Shepherd — There is a small but growing body of crime fiction featuring real historical people – Jed Rubenfeld’s Sigmund Freud series, for instance, or Nicola Upson’s Josephine Tey. In this book it’s the Romantic Poets, particularly Percy Bysshe Shelley, who take…
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The young guns of historical crime fiction

On the radar – This week’s report takes a look at some welcome returns by three British young guns of crime fiction and another one from across the pond. All four titles we bring you present a chance to step back in time as their…
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