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Black Holes

Written by He Jiahong, translated by Emily Jones — We have an unusual little gem for you today: crime fiction set in the rapidly-changing China of the mid-1990s and written by an author who is one of China’s foremost authorities on criminal justice and a…
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The Guilty

Written by David Baldacci — At the beginning of The Guilty, David Baldacci has included a note explaining that in this novel he wants to do something different with his CIA assassin Will Robie. So in the sharp shooter’s fourth outing, instead of becoming deeply embedded…
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False Nine

Written by Philip Kerr — Philip Kerr’s  Bernie Gunther novels are wonderfully written, tense historical mysteries with the perfect amount of historical research, and unlike most series they just seem to be getting better. The Lady From Zagreb, released earlier this year, is possibly Philip…
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The Cartel

Written by Don Winslow — The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow’s first depiction of America’s war on drugs, changed perceptions of its author when it was published in 2005. Winslow was already an established writer stateside and a winner of the Edgar Award, but…
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The Burning Man

By the time a series reaches its 12th novel, it can lose some of its spark. Not so, it seems, with Christopher Fowler’s Bryant & May which features the Peculiar Crimes Unit. In The Burning Man our favourite pair of ageing detectives are dealing with a…
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Bryant & May - The Burning Man

Written by Christopher Fowler — London is a city under siege, its angry population taking to the streets to protest at yet another banking scandal which has spewed out onto an already jaded political landscape. In the run up to 5 November, Guy Fawkes Night, thousands…
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Natchez Burning

This is a giant of a book in length, moral stature, and the  sheer intensity of the writing. Penn Cage is a lawyer-turned-politician in Natchez, Mississipi – a small town with a big history. As the ghosts of the paddle steamers chug silently by on the…
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