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Nausea

Written by Ed Kurtz — Although Kurtz had been published previously, 2014 was something of a breakout year for him. His output included two well-received novels, The Forty-Two and Angel of the Abyss, as well as the excellent novella Freight. Last year was a bit quieter,…
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The Incurables

Written by Jon Bassoff — Jon Bassoff returns with his third slice of psycho-noir via American indie publisher DarkFuse. Readers familiar with his previous novels, Corrosion and Factory Town, will know that this author writes dispatches from the outer limits of crime fiction. His characters are besieged by…
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With Fury in Hand

Written by Lee Thompson — Lee Thompson likes to place his noir stories in a family setting. In his debut crime novel, A Beautiful Madness, the author explored a family’s attempts to understand an uncharacteristic moment of violence perpetrated by their patriarch, a previously stable and upstanding man….
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Angel of the Abyss

Set in contemporary Los Angeles, this is the tale of a failed screenwriter who becomes involved in the restoration of a 1926 movie which for a number of reasons has achieved cult status with film buffs. Graham Woodward is well aware that the star of the…
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It's Only Death

Written by Lee Thompson — The author’s debut crime novel, A Beautiful Madness, ended up making it into my top five books of 2014. Despite only getting four stars at review, the masterful noir styling, a remarkable killer, and best of all the skilful unpeeling…
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Features

Rough Justice: Top five books of 2014

Trying to decipher trends that have arisen from the year just ended is always difficult. Though I read a lot, I don’t read everything by any means, and many good books might have escaped me. But what I can say is that there were many…
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NTN: Ed Kurtz interviewed

Today we talk to Ed Kurtz, whose novels The Forty-Two, Freight and Angel of the Abyss, represent some of the best indie crime fiction written this year. We’ve reviewed the latter two recently on the site and they both scored five stars. Kurtz’s stories combine…
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NTN: Angel of the Abyss

Written by Ed Kurtz — Last month we reviewed Freight, a novella by Ed Kurtz published by Australia’s Crime Factory team. Now he returns with his second full crime fiction novel, this time published by American indie house Dark Fuse. Graham Woodward is back in…
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