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Before She Disappeared

After over a decade Lisa Gardner has given us a new standalone novel. It’s a cracker too, with a compelling central character. Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged white woman, an alcoholic and a loner who is also addicted to finding missing people. She’s a rank…
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Rules for Perfect Murders

In this entertaining novel, Peter Swanson has concocted the perfect plot for lovers of classic mysteries. Malcolm Kershaw, the widowed part-owner of Boston’s Old Devils Bookstore wrote a blog post some years ago that described what he considered the best depictions of the perfect murder….
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Rules for Perfect Murders

Written by Peter Swanson — Anthony Horowitz calls this entertaining new puzzle mystery by Peter Swanson ‘fiendish good fun’, and that really hits the nail on the head. It pulls together some of the best plots from past crime novels and combines them in a…
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The Chain

Written by Adrian McKinty — If you’ve gotten comfortable with Adrian McKinty’s series featuring the knock ’em sock ’em Belfast detective Sean Duffy, then get ready for something new. The author has produced an American standalone thriller with an intriguing concept behind it, and The…
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Charlesgate Confidential

Scott Von Doviak’s debut is the complete package. It has ambition. The narrative is split in to three parts, 1946, 1986, and 2014. There is no shortage of intrigue as ex-cons, students and detectives all try to acquire the missing fruit of an unsolved museum…
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Charlesgate Confidential

Written by Scott Von Doviak — Last year was a banner year for debuts. Jane Harper’s The Dry and Jordan Harper’s A Lesson in Violence both won widespread critical acclaim and topped two of our reviewer’s year’s best lists. It’s too soon to judge if…
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