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A Siege of Bitterns

Written by Steve Burrows – Described as a birder murder mystery, A Siege of Bitterns is the first in a series aimed at crime fans and birdwatchers alike. The novel is one of the first issued by Point Blank, a new imprint from Oneworld focused on…
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The Yellow Diamond

Written by Andrew Martin — With his series featuring Jim Stringer investigating crimes on the Edwardian railways and non-fiction titles exploring famous rail journeys and the London Underground, it’s fair to say that Andrew Martin is a train obsessive. But trains wouldn’t really work in a…
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Trigger Mortis

Written by Anthony Horowitz – Having interviewed Anthony Horowitz elsewhere and learned of his passion for the works of Ian Fleming – as well as glimpsing his collection of first editions – he seemed to me the perfect candidate to write an official James Bond…
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The Star of Istanbul

Written by Robert Olen Butler — James Bond has had plenty of literary rivals, none of whom have quite measured up to the British spy, but Christopher Marlowe ‘Kit’ Cobb just might. The war correspondent turned Secret Service agent is American and he’s from an earlier…
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A Song from Dead Lips

Written by William Shaw — Crime writers are occasionally given to complaining about how technology has made life harder when it comes to plotting. Many Golden Age authors would certainly have been scuppered by mobile phones or CCTV. So, in theory, the historical crime novel…
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CIS: Rogue Male revisited

Geoffrey Household’s most famous novel is a period piece that exerts such a powerful grip on the contemporary reader it may well be the best crime thriller to be published in 2014. Rogue Male was reissued this summer to mark the book’s 75th anniversary. Twelve…
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Solo

Written by William Boyd — Solo is the latest of the James Bond continuation novels, which far outnumber the original books but have never matched Ian Fleming for unflinching brutality, thrilling action sequences and an obsessive accretion of period detail relating to fine dining, men’s…
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