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Tapping the Source

Surf noir’s up, brah! No Exit Press has reprinted Kem Nunn’s classic California coming of age novel and although it first came out in 1983 we can’t keep it off our Recommended list. This is a must-read piece of American literature, which sees 17-year-old Ike…
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Tapping the Source

Written by Kem Nunn — In the 1960s, it seemed that running away from home in a deadbeat town or suburb to live communally with the hippies in Haight-Ashbury was an ideal for many American youths. In the 80s, runaways were perhaps a bit less…
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The Chalk Man

Written by CJ Tudor — CJ Tudor’s highly anticipated debut – sold to 39 territories, and with a film deal rumoured to be in the works – is set in a fictional idyllic small town of Anderbury, somewhere near Brighton. Its structure is the kind of…
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Interview: Jordan Harper

Jordan Harper is a name worth getting used to if you love reading crime fiction. After some excellent short stories, his first novel, She Rides Shotgun, has been published by Ecco and already we are predicting nominations and awards for the author. The book tells…
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She Rides Shotgun

Written by Jordan Harper — Whichever category you choose to assign She Rides Shotgun to – debut novel, chase thriller, hardboiled man-out-of-prison drama, or even twisted coming of age novel – one thing’s for sure: you won’t read many better examples all year. (The book is out in…
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The Jealous Kind

Written by James Lee Burke — In this latest stand alone novel, one of America’s most celebrated crime fiction novelists transports us back to 1950s Houston. Many who reminisce love to believe that this decade was a golden period in American history. World War II was over, the economy…
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NTN: The Life We Bury

Written by Allen Eskens — The Life We Bury is Allen Eskens’ first novel, but you’d really never know it, from prose that approaches the poetic, to the carefully constructed mystery within. It’s only been a month since 21-year-old Joe Talbert left his Austin, Minnesota…
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