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Underground Airlines

Written by Ben H Winters – American journalist and teacher Ben H Winters started out writing the kind of literary mash-ups that were en vogue around the turn of the decade. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Android Karenina were his entries. However, in the world…
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Here comes the sun

On the Radar — Adrian McKinty’s latest book heads up our new releases this week. His recent work has been set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, but this time he takes us to the South Seas and back to 1906. Among other writers competing…
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Lehane grabs Best Novel Edgar

Last night New York City played host to the 67th annual Edgar Awards, hosted by the Mystery Writers of America, but it was Boston boy Dennis Lehane who grabbed the Best Novel prize for Live by Night. The second novel in his series exploring crime,…
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The Last Policeman

Our contributor MyBookishWays wrote: “Perhaps one of my favourites not only of 2012, but period, is The Last Policeman. What would you do if a life-destroying asteroid was going to hit in six months? Would you quit your job? Go on an extended vacation? Succumb…
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Features

MyBookishWays: Top five books of 2012

Ahhhh, top five lists. These are always rather tough for me, because I read a lot, and 2012 has been a wonderful year for crime, mystery, and suspense. The year has seen new releases from debut crime authors such as Andy Siegel with his humour-infused…
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Top five: America's best fictional detectives

As far as fictional detectives go there are so many to choose from. The iconic Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Morse and Commissaire Maigret have kept crime at bay in Europe. But what about America’s fictional villains? Who tracks them down? Tonight we’re going to…
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Police procedurals aplenty...

On the radar – This week’s radar has more kick to it than a double espresso, with a triple hit of police procedural topped off with a shot of edge-of-the-seat suspense. We start on the mean streets of Copenhagen and a suspicious drowning, before heading…
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