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On the Radar: Ready for blast off

What a week for the crime fiction genre. You could say it’s out of this world. For a start, the astronaut Chris Hadfield is launching his crime fiction debut and it sounds pretty intriguing. It’s a ‘what if…’ conspiracy story set around the abandoned Apollo…
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Five new books by women crime authors

On the Radar — This is pretty unusual… and we can’t remember having an all-female line-up in our On the Radar weekly news column ever before. But that’s what we’ve got and there’s some great variety this week with highly established authors like Louise Penny…
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Kingdom of the Blind

Written by Louise Penny — In a rather moving afterword to the book, Louise Penny admits that she thought she was done with her beloved creation, Armand Gamache, former head of the Sûreté du Québec. The author says that for a long time after her…
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It's mighty cold out there

On the Radar — Winter is here in the northern climes of the Crime Fiction Lover HQ. But just think of how cold it is in Quebec, where Armand Gamache has a baffling case to deal with. Or in Greenland, where the frozen body of a…
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Glass Houses

Written by Louise Penny — One of the most haunting and lyrical novels I’ve read in recent years is The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. It served as my introduction to Canadian police officer Armand Gamache and is a book I’ve continued to recommend to anyone…
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Throwing stones

On the Radar — Given the title of Louise Penny’s latest novel, we’re expecting some stone throwing, or at least some of the double standards hinted at in the old adage, as her latest novel leads our new books column this week. Penny has a…
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