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The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — Seeds for this compelling historical crime mystery by Elizabeth Haynes were planted when the author stumbled across documents in the National Archives in Kew relating to an obscure mid-1840s murder. These documents include an 1843 inquest report and, some three…
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Behind Closed Doors

Elizabeth Haynes is back with a psychological thriller. Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford disappears while on a family holiday in Rhodes, then re-appears 10 years later in her hometown, a broken young woman working in a local brothel. DCI Louisa Smith has to find out what happened, trawling…
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Features

Nagaisayonara: Top five books of 2015

Early in 2015 I said that this would be the year of the psychological thriller, and I wasn’t wrong. Perhaps you’ll see this reflected in my top picks, below. Although the trend for psychological crime is showing no sign of slowing, I’d love to see a…
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Behind Closed Doors

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford disappeared in 2003 while on a family holiday in Rhodes. Ten years later, she’s reappeared in her home town, a fictional place outside of London called Briarstone. It’s just like any decent-sized town in Western Europe, and poor Scarlett…
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Back to Barchester

On the Radar — Anthony Trollope visits his own fictional cathedral city of Barchester in our headline title this week, while in the present day we have novels featuring international corruption, a failed journalist hunting a beautiful missing musician, and a serial killer whose knowledge…
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Under a Silent Moon

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — After seven years as a police intelligence analyst, Elizabeth Haynes is currently taking a career break. And that’s great news for fans of her books, because it means she can concentrate on writing more novels. Her first, Into the Darkest Corner,…
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Human Remains

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — Eleanor Rigby is one of my favourite Beatles songs, with its haunting lyric, “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” You might dismiss it as a sorrowful composition rooted in the 1960s, but that’s where you’d be…
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