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CrimeFictionLover: Top five books of 2020

Isolation. Lockdown. Restrictions. Pandemic. Plandemic. Recession. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 wasn’t a year brimming with positives. With the challenges we’ve all faced, it’s been difficult to enjoy the darker crime novels that I normally read in quite the same way,…
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Broken

Known for his epic-length novels about crime down on the US-Mexico border, Don Winslow challenged himself to write some shorter format material and Broken, featuring six short stories, is an out-and-out winner. The title is a clue to the theme – it’s a book about…
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Don Winslow's back with six novellas

On the Radar — It’s pretty exciting when an author like Don Winslow drops you a line. We received a letter from the author last week telling us about how he’s doing the literary equivalent of changing his event. Known for his marathon crime stories…
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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2019

I want my crime fiction to take me to different places, often darker ones, that I don’t recognise. So, there’s no domestic noir here but there are two books featuring men called Keller, and a couple of them could prop open a pair of heavy…
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The Border

Written by Don Winslow — The Border is the final novel in Don Winslow’s epic Power of the Dog trilogy. When we first met Art Keller in The Power of the Dog (2005) he was a DEA agent fresh back from the Vietnam conflict. He…
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Another brick in the wall

On the Radar — Sometimes a book arrives that’s so big the postman needs to knock on the door because it won’t fit in the letterbox. The Border by Don Winslow is a good example. It’s the kind of book we normally refer to as…
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Harrogate 2018 - a little bit different

Catherine Turnbull reports on the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, with photos by Charlotte Graham What gives the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate a different vibe every year is that the author chairing the programme changes. It keeps it fresh and…
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