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The Convent by Sarah Sheridan

Sarah Sheridan’s debut crime novel is a fast-moving psychological thriller about murder and corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. What’s different here is that it’s not the sexual abuse of children we’re talking about, but rather the cover-ups that go on when priests break their…
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Suburra

Written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, translated by Antony Shugaar — Rome is said to be the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city yearning. Suburra, the novel by writer team Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, shows it is also…
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Written in Bones

Written by James Oswald — When the body of a man is discovered in Edinburgh parkland called The Meadows, Detective Inspector Tony McLean is called in to solve the puzzle. Because nothing is ordinary about the case central to James Oswald’s seventh DI McLean novel, Written in…
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Modern Crimes

Written by Chris Nickson — No author has used the city of Leeds as a backdrop for crime stories so profoundly as Chris Nickson. From Richard Nottingham‘s cases set in the 1730s through to Dan Markham in the 1950s, his love and knowledge of the…
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Mister Memory

Written by Marcus Sedgwick — Probably better known for his books aimed at children and young adults, Marcus Sedgwick has been shortlisted on several occasions for the Carnegie Medal, a British literary award that recognises outstanding authors for that audience. In 2003, he was shortlisted for…
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Ping-Pong Heart

Written by Martin Limon — The author returns to his long-running series set in South Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War. The series is now reached the early 1970s, nearly two decades on from the end of the war. He provides us with another clever…
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