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Cormoran Strike in Lethal White

On the Radar — It’s time to go back to school, and that means some of the big crime fiction releases are hitting the shelves in time for the cooler weather. One example is JK Rowling’s new Cormoran Strike novel, Lethal White, which leads our…
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The race is on

On the Radar — Troubling as it may be, race is high up on the political agenda at the moment. Crime authors, being perceptive and instinctively focused on justice, are not sitting on the fence. This week our lead books present what looks like two…
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Triple Crown

Written by Felix Francis — Carrying on his father’s series of horse racing mysteries from the year 2000 – when Dick Francis retired – Felix Francis has fallen into a perfect gallop with them. Triple Crown is his fifth novel writing solo, after having co-written several with his…
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Death at the Seaside, and more

On the Radar — We’re leading off this week with two very British books – one’s a collection of short stories by PD James, and the other is the new Kate Shackleton mystery by Frances Brody. What wonderful covers they have, so artful and appealing. After…
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Under starter's orders

On the Radar — A horse racing metaphor is too good to miss, and so we begin with a Felix Francis murder mystery set in the secretive world of The Sport of Kings. Our selection this week gallops across the crime sub-genres from cosy to noir, with…
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Val's back - and so is Poirot

On the Radar — It’s a case of, ‘Please be upstanding and raise your glasses to the ladies,’ this week, as we look at a new Val McDermid, Sophie Hannah’s recreation of Poirot, and another nail-biting psychological drama from Ann Cleeves. And in addition to…
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