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A Dark Matter

Written by Doug Johnstone — There’s death lurking in pretty much every crime novel, but it is the heart and soul of this quirky new book by Doug Johnstone. You see, A Dark Matter features the Skelf family, who have latterly turned their hands to…
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Fault Lines

Written by Doug Johnstone — Hit and Run, The Dead Beat and The Jump are three of Doug Johnstone’s previous novels that we’ve reviewed here on Crime Fiction Lover, but the Scottish author has several more to his name. He also has a reputation for…
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The Cutting Edge, and more

On the Radar — Lincoln Rhyme is right up there with the best detectives in crime fiction, and Jeffery Deaver has made the character a favourite with readers around the world. What’s fascinating about Rhyme, who was played by Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector,…
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The Jump

Written by Doug Johnstone — One day Ellie’s teenage son, Logan, committed suicide by stepping off the apex of the Forth Road Bridge and plunging to his death. Less than six seconds from stepping over the railing to smashing into water as hard as concrete. In the…
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The Dead Beat

Written by Doug Johnstone — With a story that features suicide, clinical depression and the struggling newspaper industry in Edinburgh, The Dead Beat might sound like a gloomy read. It’s certainly a hard-hitting psychological thriller, though its 90s grunge soundtrack and troubled, headstrong protagonist give…
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Hit and Run

Driving home from a swanky PR do in Edinburgh with his girlfriend and brother – everyone up to the eyeballs on pilfered narcotics and beetroot schnapps – Billy Blackmore drives through a pedestrian. Reporting it will mean lost jobs, arrest, maybe prison, so they do…
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