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NTN: Six women to watch in 2016

It’s been a good couple of years for female debut writers in crime fiction. Eva Dolan, Sarah Hilary and Kati Hiekkapelto have impressed critics with their gritty social realism and subtle, layered styles. Paula Hawkins and Clare Mackintosh achieved international acclaim with their twisty plotting…
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The Lying Down Room

“I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles”, goes the old song. Certainly, the August heat is a trial for Chief Inspector Serge Morel as he tries to solve a puzzling and brutal series of murders. Not only is Morel finding the temperature a…
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Raven: Top five books of 2014

Looking back over my crime reading of 2014 and compiling my top five, it suddenly occurred to me that my fascination with American and Scandinavian crime has been usurped. This year my selection consists entirely of French and Italian novels, and to be honest there…
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The Lying-Down Room

“I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles”, goes the old song. Certainly, the August heat is a trial for Chief Inspector Serge Morel as he tries to solve a puzzling and brutal series of murders. Not only is Morel finding the temperature a…
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The Lying-Down Room

Written by Anna Jaquiery — The Lying Down Room introduces us to the charismatic and dedicated Chief Inspector Serge Morel. The story opens in Paris in the stifling August heat, and Morel is called to examine a disturbing crime scene. An elderly woman has been…
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I think I need to lie down...

On the Radar — So many fascinating crime books are being released at the moment, we wouldn’t blame you if you felt the need to lie down. Our reviewers certainly feel that way at the moment. The publishing industry is a veritable Gatling gun spraying…
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