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Such a shame

On the Radar — This week our column bringing you new crime fiction novels is headed by a fast-moving psychological thriller from South Africa. Shame on You is a debut by Amy Heydenrych. We’ve also got a line-up of seasoned pros sharing their art-inspried short…
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Book Club

In Sunlight or In Shadow

Lawrence Block edited this collection of 17 stories that are all inspired, based on or riff off the paintings of the great Edward Hopper. Block makes the point in his introduction that Hopper paintings don’t tell a story but open up the possibility for a story…
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In Sunlight or In Shadow

Edited by Lawrence Block — What an interesting concept for a crime short story anthology. In Sunlight or In Shadows includes 17 tales, each by a different author, and each inspired by a painting by Edward Hopper. The American realist’s work is tinged with a noir…
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Crime fiction imitates art

On the Radar — It’s counting down to Christmas and the annual gift-buying quandary. But books are an ideal present – they’re compact, easy to wrap and able to transport you somewhere else without leaving the house. Best of all, while you’re buying for others…
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Sinner Man

Written by Lawrence Block — Donald Barshter is your typical 1950s train commuting Connecticut salesman. At the opening of Sinner Man, Barshter is 32, has a closet full of Brooks Brothers suits, and a country club membership. One fateful day, he skips his life insurance job to instead…
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Are you getting Cross?

On the Radar — James Patterson is quite possibly the world’s top-selling crime author at the moment, partly because he’s so prolific. So we’d like to know if you’ll be getting his latest Alex Cross book, Cross the Line? Or, will you be adding one of…
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