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Interview: MJ Arlidge

MJ Arlidge wears several hats. As well as being the creator of the hugely popular series of crime novels featuring DI Helen Grace, he has worked as a TV producer on the likes of EastEnders, Monarch of the Glen and Undeniable, and is a screenwriter…
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Broken Ground

Written by Val McDermid — There’s a reason readers around the world look forward to a new book by the ‘queen of crime’ and Val McDermid’s legions of fans will not be disappointed with this one. This new police procedural is her fifth crime thriller…
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Sins of the Dead

Written by Lin Anderson — Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is on her 13th case and she’s seen her fair share of death threats. In this, the latest of the series with ‘Dead’ in the title, Rhona is in harm’s way again when she is clearly being…
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Keeper

Written by Johana Gustawsson, translated by Maxim Jakubowski — If you’ve read Johana Gustawsson’s first novel Block 46, you’ll know that this is an author who doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting subjects and graphic descriptions of the cruelty humans inflict upon each other. Keeper, her second…
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The Dark Angel

Written by Elly Griffiths — The Dr Ruth Galloway series has reached book 10 and she’s come a long way since The Crossing Places was published in 2009. Ruth’s skills as a forensic archaeologist are called upon once more as she gets an invite from…
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Two Kinds of Truth

Written by Michael Connelly — Bestselling US crime author Michael Connelly might have started a new series earlier in 2017 with The Late Show, featuring Renée Ballard, but he hasn’t forgotten fans of his mainstay LA detective Harry Bosch. With Two Kinds of Truth, Connelly continues…
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I Know a Secret

Written by Tess Gerritsen — Over the course of 12 books, the partnership of Rizzoli and Isle has become as well-established as, say, Laurel and Hardy or Lennon and McCartney. Or maybe we can add Cagney and Lacey, because these two women are close friends…
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Chaos

Written by Patricia Cornwell — We’ve reached number 24 in the Kay Scarpetta series and the much put-upon medical examiner shows no sign of letting up. Since she took the crime fiction scene by storm in 1990 with the multi-award winning Postmortem, Cornwell’s books have…
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