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Her Last Breath

Written by Alison Belsham — It’s just over a year since Alison Belsham introduced us to a decidedly different Brighton-based duo in her debut novel The Tattoo Thief. Buttoned-up, play it by the book young Detective Inspector Francis Sullivan was new to the job and…
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Sorry for the Dead

Written by Nicola Upson — Those who enjoy Nicola Upson’s series featuring unconventional crime writer Josephine Tey, cast as a detective, will be used to the celebrated playwright and crime writer moving in glamorous circles in 1930s London theatreland and hobnobbing with the likes of film…
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Indian Summer

Written by Sara Sheridan — In the scheme of things across the genre, the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries fall into the cosy crime category. But like many others of its ilk, Indian Summer has its fair share of gruesome deaths, beginning with that of Catholic priest…
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Day of the Accident

Written by Nuala Ellwood — You may have been looking forward to picking up this second book by Nuala Ellwood, following her debut thriller, My Sister’s Bones. This deftly explored the themes of civil war and domestic violence through the lens of a damaged war reporter with…
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The Tattoo Thief

Written by Alison Belsham — When I were a lass, tattoos were just for sailors. Move on X years and they’re the must-have fashion accessory for all and sundry. Crime fiction has dabbled in the area before – David Mark’s Original Skin springs to mind and…
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Let Me Lie

Written by Clare Mackintosh – There’s a seemingly never-ending stream of psychological thrillers in the domestic noir pool and its tributaries at the moment. Ever since the massive hits of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train the waterfall of…
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The Chalk Man

Written by CJ Tudor — CJ Tudor’s highly anticipated debut – sold to 39 territories, and with a film deal rumoured to be in the works – is set in a fictional idyllic small town of Anderbury, somewhere near Brighton. Its structure is the kind of…
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