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The race is on

On the Radar — Troubling as it may be, race is high up on the political agenda at the moment. Crime authors, being perceptive and instinctively focused on justice, are not sitting on the fence. This week our lead books present what looks like two…
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Everyone has a hobby...

On the Radar — Craig Robertson is a Scottish author who often comes up with an unusual theme or concept for his novels. For instance, he wrote a murder mystery set in the Faroe Islands, where there are approximately two murders every century… provided you…
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Half the World Away

Written by Cath Staincliffe — Gap years have become such a rite of passage for university students in the UK, that parents hardly dare to admit their dismay when their children set off to face the dangers of travelling around the world by themselves. After…
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Big trouble in real China

On the Radar — Could Cath Staincliffe’s latest release be one of the hottest books this summer? It’s the story of how a young woman goes missing while teaching English in China and her parents go out there to find her. We’ve also got a…
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Blink of an Eye

Written by Cath Staincliffe — It was a sunny Sunday afternoon in the North East of England when Naomi Baxter and her boyfriend Alex headed to a family barbeque at her sister Suzanne’s house. Suzanne had invited everyone round to celebrate the birth of her new…
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Interview: Alison Bruce

Before stunning us with her DC Gary Goodhew series of crime fiction novels, Alison Bruce used to write history books such as Cambridgeshire Murders and Billington: Victorian Executioner. A touch macabre perhaps, but also a perfect source of inspiration for her later creations. Her most…
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It's dagger time! Six 2012 winners announced

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the winners of six of its prestigious daggers at an award ceremony that took place last night in London. They included – The Dagger in the Library, The Non-Fiction Dagger, The Debut Dagger, The Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, The International…
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Murder on the bus

On the radar – This week our radar has picked up a strong signal from a publisher with a growing crime stable – Constable & Robinson. They’ve got a great selection from July and going forwards. We start the ball rolling in medieval Glasgow with…
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