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On the Radar: The Troubles return

The people of Northern Ireland thought that The Troubles were behind them, but Brexit might be unravelling all of that. And art imitates life, doesn’t it? Or is it the other way around? Anyway, in our lead book this week a straight-down-the-line Belfast clergyman just…
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The Better Sister

Written by Alafair Burke — To understand for sure what author Alafair Burke intended with the title for her latest domestic crime thriller you might need her to define what she means by ‘better’. By the end of the story, you may be hard-pressed to…
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A Book of Bones, and more

On the Radar — It’s a strong week for new releases and our books news column brings you the latest from Louise Beech and Alafair Burke, a Scottish crime debut and one from Australia, as well as the hotly awaited A Bloody Business. However, top…
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A new beginning for David Baldacci

On the Radar — The American author David Baldacci is starting a new series. The author has already written five series with protagonists ranging from secret agents through to ex pro football players. Now he’s created a profiler, and perhaps this signals a new direction…
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Book hunter

On the Radar — Lots of new crime books for you this week, including the true story of FBI serial killer profiler John Douglas, as seen in Mindhunter on Netflix. There are new releases from two of America’s top women crime writers, a Chilean debut…
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The Ex

Written by Alafair Burke — Even two decades later, New York criminal defense lawyer Olivia Randall has never quite forgiven herself for the unnecessarily cruel way she broke up with her fiancé, Jack Harris. As Olivia narrates the story, we learn that nice-guy Jack had…
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Triple homicide

On the Radar — Three is the magic number and we start with a book written by James Lee Burke’s daughter, a successful crime novelist in her own right, and central to it are the murders of three people. Speaking of magic, we’ve also got…
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