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Rough Justice: Top five books of 2022

Picking my favourite crime novels of the year is always a double-edged sword. There’s great satisfaction in recognising some brilliant work, but also a little doubt, and guilt, about the books I leave out. I have to stick to five though, and after some consideration,…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2017

2017 has been another great year for crime fiction. Domestic noir has taken something of a back seat at last, and while no particular sub-genre has dominated, the year has seen formidable efforts from some of crime fiction biggest hitters. While they didn’t quite make…
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NTN: The five best debuts of 2017

Fresh blood is what keeps the crime fiction community sated, as they say, and while reading series by your favourite authors is guaranteed to satisfy, there’s nothing like drinking in the work of a brand new crime author. More often than not, it’s new writers who…
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Book Club

She Rides Shotgun

When Nate McClusky refuses to work for Aryan Steel he doesn’t put just his own life in danger but those of his family too. Jordan Harper’s debut novel, equal parts chase thriller and family parable, makes the most of its Southern California location as the…
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Interview: Jordan Harper

Jordan Harper is a name worth getting used to if you love reading crime fiction. After some excellent short stories, his first novel, She Rides Shotgun, has been published by Ecco and already we are predicting nominations and awards for the author. The book tells…
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