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The good old bad old days

On the Radar — We’re living in troubled times, and as we all struggle to come to terms with what’s happening in the here-and-now it’s mighty tempting to hark back to the past. But were the good old days really all they’re cracked up to…
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Bad Blood

Written by Brian McGilloway — There is an impressive sweep to this novel that raises the deeply divisive social issues of racism and homophobia while throwing in a dash of Brexit to spice the mix. If that wasn’t enough it does all this against the…
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Since We Fell, and more...

On the Radar — What more could you want than 11 new crime books landing in the next couple of weeks, including ones by big-name crime authors like Dennis Lehane, Arnaldur Indridason, Lee Child and Peter James? If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thinking,…
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Features

Keith Nixon: Top five books of 2015

My year in crime has been a mix of the new and the old. Favourite authors revisited and fresh faces. I have a real soft spot for Irish and particularly Scottish crime fiction, so I wasn’t surprised when my finger fell on a couple of…
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Preserve the Dead

Written by Brian McGilloway — Detective Sergeant Lucy Black of the Derry police force leads a full and complex life. Her father is suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and has been badly beaten by another inmate at the secure unit he’s currently in. But before she can complain about…
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Familiarity, no contempt

On the Radar — Several long-standing favourite characters make a reappearance here in our new releases this week including Frieda Klein, Bruno Courrèges, ‘Max’ Maxsted, and Peter Diamond. There are also new books by Karin Slaughter, Brian McGilloway, Cathi Unsworth and – with another Bob Dylan song…
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