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Ash Mountain

Helen FitzGerald is fast cornering the market in quirky psychological crime and this standalone novel is no exception. Fran is forced to return to the dead-end Aussie town of Ash Mountain to care for her father, who is terminally ill. She hates the place, and…
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On the Radar: Peace returns to Tokyo

If you like an author who’s able to sweep back into the past and render a setting and crime story to perfection, then it’s time to start getting excited as Faber prepares to release the latest David Peace novel. Tokyo Redux completes his Tokyo Trilogy….
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Kate Vane: Top five books of 2019

As a crime fiction fan, I’m contrary. I want authors to show an understanding and love of the genre, and then to transcend it. My favourite books from this year rise above the hordes of formulaic fiction, offering stylish and surprising takes on contemporary concerns….
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Worst Case Scenario

Hilariously dark revenge thriller from Helen FitzGerald featuring Mary Shields, a Glasgow probation officer juggling a chaotic caseload and a murderous menopause. Mary has to supervise the release of a man who killed his wife and then found celebrity as a men’s rights activist. As she…
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Worst Case Scenario

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, a harrowing story about a missing child, was dramatised by BBC TV last year. Worst Case Scenario is a very different book. It’s a satirical take on the revenge thriller and is funny, dark and provocative…
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Worst case or best case?

On the Radar — Isn’t it funny? We hate bad news, but as crime fiction lovers sometimes the worst case scenario proves to be the best. That’s why we’re looking forward to Helen FitzGerald’s latest, purely on the basis of the title. We’re pretty sure…
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