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Wolves at doors, bodies in wells...

On the Radar — There are delectable treats for crime fiction lovers from start to finish in this week’s new books column. We’ll start you off with some Nordic noir and the latest Varg Veum novel by Gunnar Staalesen, then take a dipsy doodle through…
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The Martian Girl

Themes of mesmerism and the blurring of identities inhabit this standalone novel from Andrew Martin, author of the Jim Stringer steam detective series. In London in the 1890s, Kate French is trying to make her way on the stage as part of a variety act….
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The Martian Girl

Written by Andrew Martin — What a great title for a crime novel, and with the cover swirling together current and historical London landmarks and a locket holding a photograph of a blindfolded young woman in the middle, perhaps you’re getting a good idea where this…
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Cold Desert Sky, and more...

On the Radar — With a trip back to 1946 Los Angeles, British author Rod Reynolds takes us into James Ellroy’s stomping ground in our lead book this week. How will he fare as his journalist Charlie Yates investigates the deaths of two actresses? Cara…
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Soot

Written by Andrew Martin — Here’s an author who is no stranger at all to historical crime fiction. Back in 2011 he won the CWA’s Ellis Peters award for his book Somme Stations, set during World War I. With Soot he jumps back almost 120…
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Can you catch a shadow?

On the Radar — Apologies for complaining, if you live in a hot climate, but it’s been such a furnace in the UK this week that many are starting to feel a bit charred. So we’ll begin with a book called Soot, new historical crime…
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