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Tortuous tinsel: 10 crime books for Christmas

Ah, the good old Christmas season. A time of family, a time of goodwill, a time of heightened emotion and… sometimes… deadly passion. Christmas-themed crime fiction seems to be making a comeback, with many popular authors penning short stories and Amazon one-offs for the season….
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CIS: Murder Has a Motive

Written by Francis Duncan — Last December, Vintage began reprinting 1940s classics by Francis Duncan beginning with Murder for Christmas. Murder Has a Motive is one of the latest novels featuring Mordecai Tremaine to appear once again on the shelves. Francis Duncan was the pen name of…
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A good book for a black night

On the Radar — This week’s new releases include the latest books from rising stars Rod Reynolds, Claire Douglas and Sam Wilson, plus a couple of classics and a historical mystery. Read on and discover what’s on our radar this week… Black Night Falling by…
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Murder for Christmas

Written by Francis Duncan — The gorgeous old-school cover of this book gives a hint of what’s in store here; this is a golden age murder mystery that’ll certainly appeal to lovers of Agatha Christie – or anyone who enjoys a good, old-fashioned whodunnit. Not many people…
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Nights get colder, crime gets cosier

On the Radar — Halloween is done and dusted and anyone involved in selling just about anything is now thinking Christmas. Including crime publishers. We start with a couple of harder edged offerings, but from then on it’s cosy all the way. The Promise by Robert Crais This…
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