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Tessa Goes Down by Jason Bovberg

If you can judge the health of a genre by the state of its independent publishing, then crime fiction is doing just fine. The American independent scene has never been healthier. Authors like Nick Kolakowski, Eric Beetner and Tom Pitts continue to deliver the goods…
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NTN: Bitter Water Blues

Written by Patrick Shawn Bagley —¬†Brooklyn, 2005, is where things begin in Patrick Shawn Bagley’s debut, published by indie outfit 280 Steps. Joey Connolly is working as a hitman for local mob boss Carl Petucci but he can see the writing on the wall. The…
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The Quiet Ones by Betsy Really

As Mark Billingham pointed out in an insightful essay a few years ago, the key to genuine suspense is to be found in character rather than relying on twists and cliffhangers. That ability to make readers empathise with a protagonist is part of the craft…
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Nausea by Ed Kurtz

Although Ed Kurtz had been published previously, 2014 was something of a breakout year for him. His output included two well-received novels, The Forty-Two and Angel of the Abyss, as well as the excellent novella Freight. Last year was a bit quieter, but now we have…
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NTN: Great reads from Bloodhound Books

UK-based indie publisher Bloodhound Books has been making waves in recent months. Focusing on what it calls ‘formidable fiction’ the company’s books spans across the crime, thrillers, chillers mystery and horror genres, with plenty of talented new authors coming through. Bloodhound prides itself on putting…
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The Incurables by Jon Bassoff

Jon Bassoff returns with his third slice of psycho-noir via American indie publisher DarkFuse. Readers familiar with his previous novels, Corrosion and Factory Town, will know that this author writes dispatches from the outer limits of crime fiction. His characters are besieged by madness and perversion, and…
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