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Britain's best new women crime writers

Women may be battling the glass ceiling in many professions, but in the world of crime writing they’ve shattered it with all manner of sharp implements. Names like Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell and PD James will always spring to mind, and Val McDermid and Ann…
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The Killer on the Wall

Written by Emma Kavanagh — The blurb for this book had me gripped. Teenage girl finds three bodies propped up against Hadrian’s Wall. The killer is put behind bars, then, 20 years later, bodies begin to appear again. For a crime fiction lover, what’s not…
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Dark, deadly tartan tales a-woven

On the Radar — This week’s On the Radar column begins with three deadly tales from the tomes of Tartan noir, as a trio of Scottish authors each weave their own blood-splattered stories of murder and mayhem. We start off with a Stuart Macbride standalone that looks a…
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The Missing Hours

Written by Emma Kavanagh — A mother is out in the park, watching her young daughters at play. What on earth could prompt her to suddenly walk away, leaving them alone, frightened and vulnerable? Where has Selena Cole gone to? She has been recently widowed and…
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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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Hidden

The author herself has a PhD in psychology, so expect maximum authenticity in this account of the disintegrating mental states of various residents of the Welsh city of Swansea. The most calamitous decline is that of a man who turns his gun on the innocent…
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Hidden

Written by Emma Kavanagh — 2015 is looking like the year of the psychological thriller, with a string of new novels giving crime fiction lovers a view deep into the hearts and minds of criminals and cops alike. Our latest list of Recommended books (right) includes…
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