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England's Finest

The exploits of extraordinary elderly eccentrics DCIs Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London are misremembered with much black humour in Bryant’s memoirs of 12 lost cases in this anthology of short stories by Christopher Fowler. Bryant has a mandate…
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Naked Came the Florida Man

Written by Tim Dorsey — ‘“Don’t shoot guns into the hurricane.” Elsewhere this would go without saying, but Floridians need to be told.’ So begins Tim Dorsey’s comic crime novel Naked Came the Florida Man. If you live in the United States, you know that…
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England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters and discover that there are plenty more to read that have already been published. There are 16 novels in the…
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Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction genre. He has written dystopian noir (The Healer), an ecothriller (The Mine) and black comedy (The Man Who Died). In…
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The Price You Pay

Written by Aidan Truhen — Jack Price is a coke dealing free market entrepreneur. He sells Pale Peruvian Stallion which is, in fact, grown and processed locally. He arranges his deliveries with freelancers in the zero-hours, gig-economy spirit of modern capitalism. As Price says, he…
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