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Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin’s Rebus is back in his 20th novel, and this time the old man is retired. No pipe and slippers for our hero though, and although takings are up in the Oxford Bar these days he jumps at the chance of getting involved when…
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Andre: Top five books of 2015

This was a year when the big hitters came good. Laura Lippman, Stephen King and Ian Rankin all make my top five, and other famous names came close. Ruth Rendell’s final novel, Dark Corners, was a fitting farewell, while David Baldacci made a seamless switch…
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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2015

This year, I’ve been lucky enough to review a fair few top-class books for Crime Fiction Lover. What joy! The smile of satisfaction fades when you survey the packed bookshelf and begin to ponder on the five stand-outs. Five is the limit, so I’m just going to…
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Even Dogs in the Wild

Written by Ian Rankin — A new Ian Rankin book is always something to celebrate, while one featuring John Rebus deserves extra fanfare. It’s been a while since we last shared a pint down the Oxford, so a catch-up is long overdue. Is retirement suiting the lugubrious…
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Gunpowder, plots and new crime books

On the Radar — In England, there’s an old children’s chant promising gunpowder, treason and plot for 5 November. Book publishers seem to have taken this to heart and have scheduled a veritable truckload of new crime releases for that date – Guy Fawkes Day. Treason…
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