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Holmes, passion and murder

On the Radar — Three Sherlock Holmes short stories feature this week in The Redacted Sherlock Holmes by Orlando Pearson, and we’ve got an alternative crime fiction take on the 7/7 bombings as well as the latest Geraldine Steel mystery. Thursday is new books day…
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Killer Plan

Written by Leigh Russell — In 2009, Leigh Russell was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Cut Short, the first book to feature DI Geraldine Steel. Killer Plan is number seven and I was looking forward to finally sampling a series which had hitherto…
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You Are Dead, Murder Down Under, and more

On the Radar — This week we start in Brighton with Peter James and his 11th Roy Grace novel, You Are Dead. Then, it’s an intercontinental flight all the way to Tasmania for a cosy mystery. In addition, we have a handful of books from the UK, a…
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Small, but perfectly formed

On the Radar — This week we have our usual choice of full length novels, but also several novellas and a collection of short stories. The short story is reputedly one of the hardest forms of fiction to master, and the American science fiction writer…
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A different French connection

On the Radar — No, there hasn’t been a re-issue of the great 1971 movie. Our French connection this week is via two new novels set in France, written by Frédérique Molay and ML Longworth. If French crime isn’t your tasse de thé, then how about a…
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In search of murder? You've found it...

On the Radar — There are no books by crime fiction giants in the releases this week, but we do have a selection of fine authors who have established themselves quietly, but with authority, by the quality of their writing. They range from the 1970s…
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Stop Dead

Written by Leigh Russell — Since being shortlisted in 2009 for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger, British crime author Leigh Russell has seen each of her Geraldine Steel mysteries race into the Kindle charts for various crime- and mystery-related categories. She has even come up with…
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Dead End

Written by Leigh Russell — Dead End is the third book in the Geraldine Steel series from writer Leigh Russell. With Russell’s first book Cut Short being nominated for a CWA Dagger in 2010, I was looking forward to reading her work for the first time….
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