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Bright lights, dead gangsters

On the Radar — Hollywood in the 1950s seems a good place to start, but we’re not looking at a new James Ellroy novel this week. Instead new crime talent Guy Bolton brings us his second novel, The Syndicate, which sounds like it has a…
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Fever

Deon Meyer has been called the king of South African crime fiction and with Fever he’s written a thriller you will not easily forget. After a rogue virus kills 95 percent of the world’s population, polymath Willem Storm and his son Nico set out to…
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Fever

Written by Deon Meyer, translated by KL Seegers — Opening with the lines, “I want to tell you about my father’s murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why,” this leading Afrikaans author takes a good long while, almost 450 pages, to…
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Keep digging

On the Radar — Schedule change! We used to bring you our new books column, On the Radar, every Thursday. Today we’ve moved it to Fridays. From now on, our Thursday newsletter will bring you the best of the new releases by email, as well as updates…
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CWA Dagger shortlists 2015 announced

With CrimeFest 2015 in full swing in Bristol this weekend, the Crime Writer’s Association has announced shortlists for some of its annual Dagger awards. The big categories unveiled include the International Dagger and the Historical Dagger, which this year is sponsored by Endeavour Press. There’s…
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City of Blood

Written by MD Villiers — South Africa – real life there can be so brutal that for some the country hardly needs crime fiction. Yet in this milieu of racial tension, huge divisions between rich and poor, widespread substance abuse and often mindless violence, crime authors…
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7 Days

Written by Deon Meyer — The run of cracking South African thrillers continues with this book. 7 Days reunites us with Detective Benny Griessel, last seen in 13 Hours back in 2010. He’s a divorcee and recovering alcoholic. At this point, Benny has been sober…
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