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You can count on Banks

On the Radar — Well, when we say ‘you can count on Banks’ we mean Alan Banks, the detective central to Peter Robinson’s police procedural series, who also appears in the ITV crime drama based on the books. Not banks like Lloyds or Natwest – we can’t…
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Andre: Top five books of 2014

Re-issues have made up much of my reading this year, from the ambitious reprint project of the Maigret series (alongside the first English edition of Simenon’s startling psychological novel The Mahé Circle) to the scandalous 1980s PI debut from Julian Barnes’s alter ego Dan Kavanagh,…
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Dog Will Have His Day

The Three Evangelists appeared in English in 2006, and this is the long awaited sequel by Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau, AKA Fred Vargas. The story opens with the bizarre discovery of a human toe bone in a random dog turd. Louis Kehlweiler is the sharp-eyed observer. He…
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OxCrimes

Edited by Mark Ellingham and Peter Florence — If you’ve been a regular visitor to Crime Fiction Lover, you’ll have noticed our exclusive extracts from OxCrimes, an anthology that will raise money for Oxfam’s aid and development work in the UK and abroad. Of course,…
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OxCrimes 1: Adrian McKinty

Exclusive extracts from OxCrimes — On 15 May, Profile Books will be releasing OxCrimes, a special anthology that includes 27 short stories by some of the world’s best crime authors. They include Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves, Neil Gaiman, Val McDermid, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Fred Vargas and…
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Dog Will Have His Day

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — A four-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, Fred Vargas is arguably France’s finest contemporary crime writer. With every book, you enter a familiar fictional landscape that is not quite reality but rather a uniquely Gallic…
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