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You Don't Know Me

Written by Imran Mahmood — Debut author Imran Mahmood is a criminal defence barrister, which ties in neatly with this book’s USP. Mahmood has fashioned a courtroom thriller, but of a different kind wherein most of the usual protagonists are absent. The narrative is solely delivered…
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Interview: Steve Cavanagh

Crime author Steve Cavanagh is lawyer by day, and he says this is because he joined the wrong queue when enrolling for college. What he actually wanted to study was business and marketing. It was a happy accident, it seems, as now he is a successful civil…
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Say Nothing

Written by Brad Parks — Read the opening lines of this contemporary stand-alone thriller by American author Brad Parks and you pretty much have to keep going: “Their first move against us was so small, such an infinitesimal blip against the blaring background noise of…
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First look: Two Lost Boys

Guilty or innocent? It’s the eternal question whether you love Nordic noir, cosies, Golden Age or some other strand of crime fiction. And it’s at centre stage in Two Lost Boys, the first crime novel by LF Robertson, which is due out on 16 May next year….
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My Husband's Wife

Written by Jane Corry — Two people. One not yet in her teens. Another, recently married, trying to succeed at being both a wife and a lawyer. Carla Cavoletti is a solitary little girl, living alone with her mother in their London flat, and disliked…
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The Plea

Written by Steve Cavanagh — Eddie Flynn is a con man, or he used to be. These days he operates on the right side of the law as a small time New York lawyer skirting the periphery of bankruptcy. So when the FBI turn up at his…
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Black Holes

Written by He Jiahong, translated by Emily Jones — We have an unusual little gem for you today: crime fiction set in the rapidly-changing China of the mid-1990s and written by an author who is one of China’s foremost authorities on criminal justice and a…
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Attica Locke talks about Pleasantville

After The Cutting Season and Black Water Rising, African-American author Attica Locke returned to the crime bookshelves earlier this month with the release of Pleasantville. We’ve been sent a short video with the author, where she talks about her writing. It might surprise you to…
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