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Ghost Country by Chris Petit

Chris Petit is a fascinating writer. His political novels are always personal stories but with a wider focus. Whether they’re the historical he’s known for or spy thrillers like Ghost Country, his books touch on the state of the nation. Sounds intense, even demanding, and…
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City on Fire by Don Winslow

Organised crime and corruption are constants in Don Winslow novels, but rarely has he roamed the classic gangster territory of the northeastern United States. Nor has he previously underpinned his storytelling with classical inspiration – in this case dating back to Ancient Greece. City on…
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The Beresford by Will Carver

Will Carver’s literary thriller has more than a dollop of devilish doings. The author’s last few novels such as Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and Hinton Hollow Death Trip have loosely or more closely focused on the work of his darkly troubled police detective…
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Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Winter Counts are pictorial histories and calendars common among some Native American tribes. For Virgil Wounded Horse, of the Lakota Nation and living on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Colorado, they represent one of the few comfortable memories of his tribal culture. He would make…
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