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Britain's best new women crime writers

Women may be battling the glass ceiling in many professions, but in the world of crime writing they’ve shattered it with all manner of sharp implements. Names like Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell and PD James will always spring to mind, and Val McDermid and Ann…
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Let Me Lie

Written by Clare Mackintosh – There’s a seemingly never-ending stream of psychological thrillers in the domestic noir pool and its tributaries at the moment. Ever since the massive hits of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train the waterfall of…
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Don't take it lying down

On the Radar — Fans of psychological thrillers will be pleased to see Clare Mackintosh’s latest book hitting the shelves soon. This author hit gold with her debut four years ago and Let Me Lie will be her third novel. For dark police procedurals we’ve…
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I See You

Written by Clare Mackintosh — The simple things in life can transform into something terrifying when put in the hands of someone with a warped imagination. Take Alfred Hitchcock and his birds for example, or Stephen King’s car, Christine. Both take the day to day and turn it…
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You can count on Banks

On the Radar — Well, when we say ‘you can count on Banks’ we mean Alan Banks, the detective central to Peter Robinson’s police procedural series, who also appears in the ITV crime drama based on the books. Not banks like Lloyds or Natwest – we can’t…
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Recommended

In Her Wake

Amanda Jennings adds a whole new twist to the missing child plotline in this finely crafted example of domestic noir, set on the rugged Cornish coast. Bella Campbell is sent reeling when her mother dies, closely followed by her father’s suicide – but the emotional…
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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2015

This year, I’ve been lucky enough to review a fair few top-class books for Crime Fiction Lover. What joy! The smile of satisfaction fades when you survey the packed bookshelf and begin to ponder on the five stand-outs. Five is the limit, so I’m just going to…
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NTN: The five best debuts of 2015

New Talent November has had its highlights for sure. We met the women authors to watch for in 2016, and some of America’s hottest new crime writers. We interviewed some Brits and some Swedes and a French fellow, who will all do extremely well. And we…
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