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The Dead of Winter

Nicola Upson continues her series featuring Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey and embraces the tradition of the classic country estate mystery in this thrilling homage to the genre. The Dead of Winter is a festive whodunit set in December 1938, as storm clouds of…
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And So It Begins

Written by Rachel Abbott — She’s best known for her hugely popular self-published series featuring DCI Tom Douglas, now Rachel Abbott has her first traditional publishing deal and has released a standalone story to launch her Wildfire career. Abbott fans have already been converted by…
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The Dead Ex

Written by Jane Corry — There’s something about Jane Corry’s writing that resonates with crime fiction lovers. Her 2016 book My Husband’s Wife was a psychological thriller that kept readers wrong-footed to the end. It received five stars when we reviewed it, a piece that is…
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The Death of Mrs Westaway

Written by Ruth Ware — Cornwall has proved a rich source of inspiration for many a writer. From Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca to, more recently, In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings and Robert Goddard’s Panic Room, its rugged coastline and windswept landscapes have provided ripe…
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The Old Religion

Written by Martyn Waites — A rural community, cut off, left behind and no longer benefiting from the nation’s wider prosperity. A place with its own way of doing things, traditions and beliefs – which includes a distrust of outsiders. Down on their luck, drastic…
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Interview: Amanda Jennings

Psychological thrillers set in the ’end of the world’ atmosphere of the Cornish coast in clifftop mansions are having a resurgence, 80 years after Daphne du Maurier penned her novels full of dark secrets. And why not? The county is not all pasties and cream…
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Panic Room

Written by Robert Goddard — Panic Room is Robert Goddard’s 27th thriller, this time based in Cornwall, a county renowned for its misty legends and remote locations. It promises one of his trademark, tightly constructed plots, which are methodically planned. However, as Goddard told us in his…
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