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The Mad and the Bad

When a kidnapping goes wrong a young nanny, just released from an asylum, and her charge are pursued across the French countryside by bungling gangsters and a dyspeptic English hitman. This story is equal parts hardboiled thriller and capitalist satire. Winner of the French Grand…
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The Mad and the Bad

Written by Jean-Patrick Manchette, translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith — Last month we celebrated Bastille Day with a look at the best French crime fiction. My two suggestions for that list were written by Manchette. The quality of this author hasn’t escaped the eye of publishers…
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OxCrimes

Edited by Mark Ellingham and Peter Florence — If you’ve been a regular visitor to Crime Fiction Lover, you’ll have noticed our exclusive extracts from OxCrimes, an anthology that will raise money for Oxfam’s aid and development work in the UK and abroad. Of course,…
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Abductions, exorcisms and power chords

On the Radar — Let’s see – what’s the biggest news this week? The return of Jame Sallis with an interesting premise for his latest novel? Herefordshire exorcist Merrily Watkins on the case in her 12th outing? Back to gangland with Martina Cole? We’ve got…
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The Rapist

Written by Les Edgerton — Les Edgerton has written several acclaimed hardboiled crime novels and instructional books for writers, as well as teaching creative writing at the university level. But it’s inevitably his colourful past that interests me most. Back in his younger days he…
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Special Report: CrimeFest 2012

For Crime Fiction Lovers in the UK, the CrimeFest convention held in Bristol is one of the key dates on the crime writing calendar. Authors from around the world headed to the city for this year’s event which began on Thursday, and we managed to…
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