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The Stranger Diaries

Written by Elly Griffiths — She’s one of crime writing’s most versatile authors, creator of the hugely popular Dr Ruth Galloway series and four Stephens and Mephisto mysteries. Elly Griffiths also has a number of romantic novels written under her real name, Domenica de Rosa….
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The Silent Companions

Written by Laura Purcell — Just in time for Halloween comes The Silent Companions, a Gothic ghost story or mild horror tale that attempts to follow in the wake of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill. Told in three timelines, we first meet Elsie Bainbridge in 1866…
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House of Spines

Written by Michael J Malone — Ran McGhie is six and three quarter years old. He wakes in the middle of the night to find his mother dancing in the garden. Although Ran knows his father will not be pleased he can’t help but go outside…
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The Voices Beyond

Written by Johan Theorin, translated by Marlaine Delargy — Like the three previous books in Johan Theorin’s Öland Quartet, which are gothic thrillers rooted in the tradition of Nordic noir whose settings follow the passage of the seasons, the concluding book is set during a sleepy summer heat…
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It came all wrapped in black...

It’s a busy time for postmen. In addition to the usual weighty padded envelopes sent to us by publishers, at this time of year presents and Christmas cards are arriving by the dozen. This particular delivery was quite small, and didn’t threaten our postman’s hernia too much, but when…
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The Angel of Highgate

Written by Vaughn Entwistle — Welcome to London! It is the autumn of 1859, and things get off with a bang as the central character appears to be having sex with a corpse inside a mausoleum in what would become the city’s most celebrated cemetery. Highgate…
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