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On the Radar: The Year of the Assassin

According to the Chinese and Japanese zodiac, 2022 is the year of the tiger. In the crime fiction zodiac, we think it should be the year of the assassin. On 29 July, Japanese author Kotaro Isaka’s novel Bullet Train will appear in its silver screen…
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Murder in Park Lane

Written by Karen Charlton — Some book titles are far too clever for their own good and can leave the reader puzzled. An oblique reference to an as-yet-uncovered crime, maybe? A play on words? Yet another variation on the ‘Lies’ or ‘Girl’ theme? No such…
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The Sculthorpe Murder

Written by Karen Charlton — Some historical crime novels are strong on history and light on storyline, others give the plot free rein and let historical context take a back seat. The best kind have a healthy balance between the two, and Karen Charlton’s Detective…
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The Sans Pareil Mystery

Written by Karen Charlton — Back in  2012 we reviewed The Missing Heiress (later renamed The Heiress of Linn Hagh). Regardless of the title, readers fell in love with the Regency charms of Detective Lavender and his sidekick Constable Woods and it’s been a long wait for…
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Under starter's orders

On the Radar — A horse racing metaphor is too good to miss, and so we begin with a Felix Francis murder mystery set in the secretive world of The Sport of Kings. Our selection this week gallops across the crime sub-genres from cosy to noir, with…
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