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Road trip! The best of American Noir

Few people know quite as much about crime fiction as the British author and journalist Barry Forshaw. He’s read more books, interviewed more writers, and written more articles on the topic than just about anyone we know. Futhermore, he’s been working on a series of…
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Wilde Lake

Written by Laura Lippman — With a cabinet full of writing awards, and a bookshelf full of bestsellers, Laura Lippman is one of America’s top crime writers and has been for the last decade or so. She comes from a family of writers – her father…
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Andre: Top five books of 2015

This was a year when the big hitters came good. Laura Lippman, Stephen King and Ian Rankin all make my top five, and other famous names came close. Ruth Rendell’s final novel, Dark Corners, was a fitting farewell, while David Baldacci made a seamless switch…
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Hush Hush

Laura Lippman‘s Tess Monaghan books have taken a back seat to her standalone writing in recent years, but thankfully the ‘accidental detective’ is back in Hush Hush – the 12th in the series. Monaghan now has a three-year-old daughter and this weighs heavily on her mind because…
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Interview: Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman began her crime-writing career while working as a journalist, including 12 years at the Baltimore Sun (which also employed David Simon, creator of The Wire and Lippman’s husband). Her eighth standalone novel, After I’m Gone, was recently published in paperback and this month…
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Hush Hush

Written by Laura Lippman — If you hadn’t been paying attention, it would be easy enough to miss the fact that Laura Lippman has written a series featuring private detective Tess Monaghan since the late 90s. In recent years, Lippman’s perhaps been better known for her…
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Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his introduction to this excellent anthology, Ian Rankin recalls his US book tours of the late 80s, a time when many…
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