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Private Lives by JG Harlond

Bob Robbins is intent on getting away from it all at the start of Private Lives, JG Harlond’s latest slice of cosy historical crime. We’re at the height of World War II and former policeman turned insurance man, turned reluctant policeman once more, Robbins has…
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The Long Call

Written by Ann Cleeves — Jimmy Perez and the Shetland series are no more. Time for a wee break from writing then, Ann Cleeves? Errr, no. Instead, this prolific author has taken it upon herself to begin a whole new opus. Meet Detective Matthew Venn,…
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The Appointment

Written by Dylan Young — The cover and title of this novel scream medical thriller but this novel is firmly in the psychological thrills category. It does have strong medical credentials and the story centres on Dan Lewis, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a dream…
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A House of Ghosts

Written by WC Ryan — Blackwater Island lies of the Devon Coast. The year is 1917 and the Great War, still raging, has made the already rich arms manufacturer Lord Highmount even richer. However, the same conflict has also made him indescribably poorer. His two sons…
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Death in the Woods

Written by Bernie Steadman –- The first book in the A West Country Crime Mystery series begins appropriately enough with a group of boys discovering the body of 16-year-old Carly Braithwaite in the woods behind St Andrew’s Academy, Exeter. Carly was an unremarkable pupil at…
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In the footsteps of Agatha Christie

When Kenneth Branagh’s big screen version of Murder on the Orient Express comes to British cinemas on 3 November, another generation of crime fiction fans will have the chance to sit back and marvel at the dark imagination of Golden Age crime author Agatha Christie,…
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The Order of Things

Written by Graham Hurley — Here’s a book that will quickly grab your attention, and possibly that of any recently consumed meals as well. The story begins when a doctor is found disembowelled in a Devon cottage bedroom which resembles a charnel house. Amid the viscera, the…
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