On the Radar: Lies and crime fiction

The title and themes of Linwood Barclay’s latest novel have got us thinking. Is making up fiction the same as lying? Are crime authors really mendacious malingerers? Well, we know they aren’t but The Lie Maker looks deliciously intriguing… in a deceptive kind of way….
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2013

Over the last year I’ve read many good crime books – even a few excellent ones – but my final choice for the top five surprised me. They aren’t all books that I’ve awarded an enthusiastic five stars. They weren’t all necessarily my ‘type’ of…
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Apple Tree Yard

Written by Louise Doughty — A psychological thriller about a respectable middle-aged woman and the consequences of her disastrous choices? This is certainly not typical thriller territory, but all the more appealing and unexpected for it. I loved this slow burner of a story which ignites…
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