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Michael Robotham wins CWA Gold Dagger 2015

Last night at a ceremony in London, Michael Robotham became only the second Australian ever to win the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger, for his recent novel Life or Death. The first was Peter Temple with The Broken Shore in 2007. “It’s nice to win…
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The Axeman’s Jazz

Based on the true story of a series of killings in post-WWI New Orleans, this book is a heady mix of soulful music, savage murder and the unique atmosphere of The Big Easy. In one sense it is a period police procedural, but as Detective…
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Andre: Top five books of 2014

Re-issues have made up much of my reading this year, from the ambitious reprint project of the Maigret series (alongside the first English edition of Simenon’s startling psychological novel The Mahé Circle) to the scandalous 1980s PI debut from Julian Barnes’s alter ego Dan Kavanagh,…
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NTN: The Axeman’s Jazz

Written by Ray Celestin — Thirty years after Jack the Ripper stalked London’s foggy streets, a jazz-loving serial killer terrorised New Orleans. Between May 1918 and October 1919, eight people were murdered by the shadowy killer, who attacked his victims with their own chopper. The…
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NTN: The Devil in the Marshalsea

Written by Antonia Hodgson – Debut novels rarely have quite the impact of The Devil in the Marshalsea, which is currently part of the sales-boosting Richard and Judy Book Club with WH Smith. It was also nominated for the CWA John Creasy Dagger and won…
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NTN: Shadow of the Rock

Written by Thomas Mogford — The Rock of Gibraltar, a British territory and gateway to the Mediterranean, is an intriguing starting point for a series that feels both foreign and familiar. There’s a siege mentality to this small but significant promontory. ‘No Enemy Shall Expel…
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CWA 2013 Dagger Winners Revealed

Debut authors Derek B Miller and Roger Hobbs have tonight picked up coveted CWA Dagger awards at the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year went to Dead Lions by…
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Norwegian by Night

Another gloomy Scandinavian angst-fest? Well, hold on now… For starters, the author’s name – Derek B Miller – doesn’t seem very Nordic at all. Yes, the book is set in Oslo, but there is a major difference. For starters, the central character is an 82…
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