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The Godmother

Written by Hannelore Cayre, translated by Stephanie Smee — This fantastic novel, first published in France only two years ago, has already won the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere. Isabelle Huppert will star in the film adaptation coming next…
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Pity the Dead

Written by Keith Nixon — To his embarrassment, it requires a bobby to let DI Solomon Gray know that something untoward is happening to the junkies in Ramsgate. Gray is an old-fashioned copper, much more comfortable working the streets than a computer, and to find…
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The Last Act

Written by Brad Parks — a strong sense of purpose infuses Brad Parks’s new crime thriller The Last Act and propels the story forward with relentless energy. In an author’s note, Parks reveals the book was motivated by a real-life episode. Between 2004 and 2007,…
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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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101

Two clueless teenagers show up at a marijuana growing mecca in northern California’s Humboldt County, trailed by trouble in Tom Pitts’s excellent new thriller. A past obligation requires Vic Thomas to take them in, though the area’s paranoid residents, aware that impending legalisation is about…
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Kingdom of the Blind

Written by Louise Penny — In a rather moving afterword to the book, Louise Penny admits that she thought she was done with her beloved creation, Armand Gamache, former head of the Sûreté du Québec. The author says that for a long time after her…
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Bury the Bodies

Written by Keith Nixon — Television soap operas have made an art form of the cliff hanger ending – EastEnders even invented the ‘doof doof’ drums to create even greater dramatic effect. You’ll find plenty of unfinished business in crime fiction too, so it’s great…
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101

Written by Tom Pitts — Book publicists are fond of the awkward adjective unputdownable, but in the case of Tom Pitts’s new California crime thriller, this enthusiastic description is wholly justified. Those familiar with the state will recognise 101 as the highway that runs the…
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