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The Woman in Blue, and more...

On the Radar — Here are this week’s new releases, starting with the latest from Elly Griffiths. We’ve also got one for fans of Ann Cleeves and the Shetland series, as well as some blackjack, poisoning and two or three doses of domestic noir… The…
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Reacher on the prairie

On the Radar — Ann Cleeves, Anthony Horowitz and Lee Child – three of the UK’s biggest names in crime fiction – all feature this week. Cleeves has written about a moth hunter, Horiwitz about 007 and Lee Child, well, he’s got a new Jack Reacher story…
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Free Killer Crime festival

Friday 13 March won’t be an unlucky day for crime fiction fans. Bookseller Waterstones has teamed up with publisher HarperCollins to stage a free crime festival that has real world and social media elements to it. Killer Crime Festival 2015 will see authors Ian Rankin,…
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Book Club

Harbour Street

This novel featuring Ann Cleeves’ character DI Vera Stanhope was the most popular one featured on our site during 2014 and finds its deserving place on our Recommended list. Things get underway with a stoppage – that of a Newcastle metro train which can’t make its…
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Small, but perfectly formed

On the Radar — This week we have our usual choice of full length novels, but also several novellas and a collection of short stories. The short story is reputedly one of the hardest forms of fiction to master, and the American science fiction writer…
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