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Classic novels inspiring perfect murders

On the Radar — With a murderer who’s basing his crimes on those found in some of the classics of our favourite genre, how could we not lead off with Peter Swanson’s latest novel – Rules for Perfect Murders? The author always brings interesting concepts…
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Vicki Weisfeld: Top five books of 2018

December – that time for crime fiction lovers to look back at the mayhem of the past year and turn our heads forward, Janus-like, to gleefully anticipate the disorder of the coming year. In 2018, I reviewed 44 books here, across the wide crime fiction spectrum,…
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Wrecked

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — This is the third crime thriller I’ve listened to by this astonishing duo, and familiarity has only heightened the pleasure in the experience. Author Joe Ide is a master at conveying distinctive personalities and subcultures with…
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Bosch 21, and more

On the Radar — The big news this week is the return of Harry Bosch, in the 21st novel in the series by Michael Connelly. Staying in LA we have the second book featuring Joe Ide’s Long Beach detective, IQ. There’s a touch of futuristic…
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IQ

Brilliantly logical African-American teenager Isaiah Quintabe, private detective, is the protagonist of Joe Ide’s debut novel, which recently won a Shamus award. This street-smart Sherlock Holmes lives in a rough patch of East Long Beach, California, surrounded by colourful characters – especially his dope-dealing, trash-talking…
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IQ

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — Japanese-American author Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, and it’s obvious he kept his ears open. He has a remarkable ability to capture the cadence, vocabulary, put-downs, and jiving of the mostly African-American…
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