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Gunpowder, plots and new crime books

On the Radar — In England, there’s an old children’s chant promising gunpowder, treason and plot for 5 November. Book publishers seem to have taken this to heart and have scheduled a veritable truckload of new crime releases for that date – Guy Fawkes Day.¬†Treason…
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Brighton gothic

On the Radar — In a collection of diverse short stories by Peter James we discover an even darker side to the Brighton author, and they include a tale featuring his famous detective Roy Grace. Inspector Montalbano is back as well, and so is Roberta…
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Pelecanos takes us back to DC

On the Radar — The some of the biggest names in crime fiction are back this week with Pelecanos, Rankin, Rose, Patterson, Cruz Smith and Cussler. Each has a legion of admirers so, as the saying goes, you pays your money and you takes your…
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Lucy: Top five books of 2012

2012 has been a great year for crime fiction with some excellent new writers appearing, as seen in New Talent November. This made it particularly difficult to pick my top five books. And with all five having the qualities to be number one, it was…
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