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Blood Grove by Walter Mosley

Blood Grove is the 15th novel in Walter Mosley’s hardboiled detective series featuring Ezekiel Porterhouse Rawlins, which began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990. Easy is an African American from Texas who fought in World War II and moved to Los Angeles after demobilising. By…
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Femme Fatale

Written by Dominic Piper — The concept of les femmes fatales is older than crime fiction itself – female characters whose charms and influence propel male characters to act against their own interest. Well-known examples exist throughout crime fiction, however these women can be found…
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It's the secrets that'll get ya

On the Radar — Yes, there are plenty of crime novels these days where dark secrets prove to be the undoing of the main character. This week one of the finest authors of standalone crime novels – Michael Robotham – returns and his latest looks…
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Thieves Fall Out

Gore Vidal might be the last person you’d expect to find on the pages of a crime fiction site, but the patrician intellectual could, and did, write in almost any style and genre. In classic pulp style, he tells the tale of an American who…
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Thieves Fall Out

Written by Gore Vidal — Over the last few years Hard Case Crime has successfully unearthed some lost novels and re-introduced them with attractive throwback pulp covers. Novels such as The Comedy is Finished (written by Donald E Westlake), The Cocktail Waitress (James M Cain)…
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Femme and Kinsmen

Written by Bill Pronzini — Of all the long-running private eye series out there, Bill Pronzini’s Nameless Detective series must be one of the longest ones still going. It spans more than 30 years and 36 novels. I’ve read a couple of those novels and the…
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CIS: The Cocktail Waitress

Classics in September — The Cocktail Waitress by James M Cain — James Mallahan Cain was born in Maryland in 1892. After returning from WWI, where he wrote for an army magazine, he continued working as a journalist before focusing on novels and screenplays. His…
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