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Land of Shadows

There’s certainly no shortage of fictional LA cops and PIs. Marlowe, Rawlins, Bosch and Cole, to name but four, have all trodden the mean streets. Elouise Norton is the new kid on the block in this taut procedural. Her new partner, Colin Taggart poses a…
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Face Off

Edited by David Baldacci — Remember the rock supergroups of the 1970s? Blind Faith; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Derek and the Dominoes; Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Did the whole ever equal the sum of its parts? That’s an argument for another day, but what…
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Land of Shadows

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — Land of Shadows is the first in a new series featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise Norton. She is married to a computer game programmer, Greg, whose work takes him out of the country a lot, giving him the opportunity…
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The Black Box

Written by Michael Connelly — This year, we crime fiction lovers have celebrated 20 years of acquaintance with LAPD Detective Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch. Michael Connelly’s first little gift to us was the reissue of The Black Echo, the book in which Harry first appeared. Now…
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Top five: America's best fictional detectives

As far as fictional detectives go there are so many to choose from. The iconic Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Morse and Commissaire Maigret have kept crime at bay in Europe. But what about America’s fictional villains? Who tracks them down? Tonight we’re going to…
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