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The Thirst finally sated

On the Radar — Let’s not beat around the bush, here. The Thirst by Jo Nesbo could just be the biggest Scandinavian novel of the year, or even the biggest novel of the year full-stop. It sees the return of Harry Hole after a three year…
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The Dead Don't Boogie

Written by Douglas Skelton — There must be something in the air up there in Bonny Scotland – it has more cracking crime writers than the calories in a deep-fried Mars Bar. This author even made the shortlist for the McIlvanney Prize for best Crime Book of the Year with Open…
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Crow Bait

Written by Douglas Skelton — Davie McCall is in the notorious Glasgow prison, Barlinnie, AKA the Bar-L. He was convicted for a robbery by perjured evidence and given two-and-a-half years inside. Davie is the model prisoner until he’s attacked by fellow inmate Jinky Harris with…
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Murder taken lightly

On The Radar — Our selection this week starts off rather light-heartedly – if murder can ever be taken lightly – with a novelisation from the American TV series, Monk. But after that we go back in time, get gritty and modern Glasgow, and there’s…
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