On the Radar: Cooking up something hot

Welcome back to On the Radar, the weekly column where we introduce a minimum of five new crime novels. What a feast we have in store today. It begins with some hot British-Asian crime fiction thanks to Ajay Chowdhury and his second novel, The Cook….
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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2021

It’s been a year with some stranger-than-fiction moments, hasn’t it? Just as well we crime readers have our imaginary worlds to fall back on — and thanks to the hard-working authors for supplying such a wealth of material! Looking back over 2021, I was struck…
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Book Club

The Waiter

This is a tasty debut by Ajay Chowdhury and the first in a series. Kamil Rahman is working tables at Tandoori Knights, an Indian restaurant in Brick Lane, London. But not that long ago, Kamil was a detective in the Kolkata police department, trying desperately…
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