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Before She Disappeared

After over a decade Lisa Gardner has given us a new standalone novel. It’s a cracker too, with a compelling central character. Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged white woman, an alcoholic and a loner who is also addicted to finding missing people. She’s a rank…
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Acts of Violence, and more...

On the Radar — It might seem strange that publishing should have lean times and fat times, but February is certainly when the first shoots of the literary spring burst through. Our selection this week is topped and tailed by two well-regarded British writers, but…
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A sexy classic for Christmas?

On the Radar — “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” Yes, it’s Christmas Eve and here’s our penultimate round-up of new titles for 2015, but there is a distinct lack of seasonal…
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Dead men wear gingham, sometimes

On the Radar — It’s said that dead men don’t wear plaid, but according to American author Ed Lynskey gingham is an acceptable fabric for a murder victim. We like that. We like that very much indeed. So he can head up this week’s round-up…
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Face Off

Edited by David Baldacci — Remember the rock supergroups of the 1970s? Blind Faith; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Derek and the Dominoes; Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Did the whole ever equal the sum of its parts? That’s an argument for another day, but what…
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