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On the Radar: Murder she solved

Sometimes writing the headline for this piece is easy. Sometimes, not so much. The one thing we’ve spotted with this week’s varied collection of crime novels is that the sleuthing in every single one of them is done by a woman – in some cases more…
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What Follows by Dylan H Jones

What Follows is the first in a new California-set series featuring detective Roscoe Tanner of the Oakland Homicide Division. It’s written by the Welsh writer Dylan H Jones, who now lives on the West Coast and has clearly soaked up the local vibe. He’s also…
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On the radar: Off the beaten path

It turns out the new normal is just like the old normal, only a bit more rubbish. That’s why we need crime fiction – it can take us well away from the normal. Take this week’s new books, for example. The normal settings of London…
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Doll Face by Dylan H Jones

Anglesey is the scenic island jutting from the northwest corner of Wales and separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. It’s rugged sea cliffs and beaches offer a dramatic backdrop even before your average serial killer rocks up. It was Detective Inspector Tudor Manx’s childhood…
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Tangerine dream

On the Radar — It must be a dream come true for Christine Mangan. Not only has her debut come up top of our list in this week’s On the Radar news column, but she’s also sold the rights to Hollywood and it seems that…
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Anglesey Blue Dylan H Jones

Anglesey in North Wales may sound like an idyllic destination, but make no mistake. Anglesey Blue is not a cosy mystery with a charming coastal setting. The ‘blue’ in the title does not refer to its seascape, but to a potent new drug which is…
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