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Domestic noir on Brum Radio...

Brum Radio is an internet radio station set up in Birmingham that hosts its Books Show every Friday at 1pm. Once in a while they focus on crime novels, and Crime Fiction Lover has contributed a couple of segments looking at specific phenomena in the world of…
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A Line of Blood

Written by Ben McPherson — Tapping into the popularity of domestic noir thrillers, debut novelist Ben McPherson makes a brave move as a male writer dipping his toe into a mainly female market. A Line of Blood is told entirely from a father’s point of view. Alex Mercer, his…
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The Fever

Written by Megan Abbott — With her early, noirish crime novels, Megan Abbott revisited the hardboiled tradition and period detail of 1950s LA from a female character’s perspective. Her more recent books, including Dare Me, have focused on the mystery and intrigue surrounding teenage girls….
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First look: The Book of You

The other day, a strange box appeared on the doorstep addressed to Crime Fiction Lover. Inside, something slightly chilling. A jet black rose. As it lies there in its box, you can’t help but think it’s been laid to rest in a coffin. Have a…
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The Silent Wife

Written by ASA Harrison – Publishers and readers alike have been searching for the ‘new’ Gone Girl, following the critical and commercial success of Gillian Flynn’s crime crossover hit about a warring couple who become headline news when she disappears. Official end-of-year sales UK figures…
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Gone Girl

Written by Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl has been one of the most talked-about novels (mystery or otherwise) from the past year. Gillian Flynn’s third novel has received a great deal of love from book reviewers from various outlets, been much buzzed-about on social media…
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