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On the Radar: Slicing up eyeballs

If you’re on the queasy side, scroll down now. Forensic-based crime fiction novels might not be your thing… But if you love an unconventional clue, then the new Kathy Reichs novel needs to go on your reading list. Yes, someone has left an eyeball, complete…
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The Cut

Mismatched pairs are a staple of crime fiction, and the protagonists in Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business become the unlikeliest of pals. He teams Millie, a 70-year-old former horror film makeup artist, with Jerry, a dreadlocked black college student who loves the…
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The Cut by Chris Brookmyre

“Millicent Spark’s life ended on the twenty-third of January, 1994,” starts Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business. She woke up that morning after an alcohol- and drug-fuelled night with the body of her lover Markus next to her, covered in stab wounds. As…
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On the Radar: Cut to the crime fiction

If you’re looking for a crime novel to sink into and drift away from the troubles of the world, you’ve come to the right place. Our weekly crime fiction news column brings you the latest from Chris Brookmyre, and it’s a standalone with a unique…
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Features

Ten of the best crime novels about journalists

Crime Fiction Lover contributor Kate Vane’s new crime novel, Still You Sleep, features online journalist Tilda Green and crime reporter Freddie Stone as they investigate the death of a young woman from a drug overdose. Here’s her pick of journalists in crime fiction. Journalists make…
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Kate Vane: Top five books of 2019

As a crime fiction fan, I’m contrary. I want authors to show an understanding and love of the genre, and then to transcend it. My favourite books from this year rise above the hordes of formulaic fiction, offering stylish and surprising takes on contemporary concerns….
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