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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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Tortuous tinsel: 10 crime books for Christmas

Ah, the good old Christmas season. A time of family, a time of goodwill, a time of heightened emotion and… sometimes… deadly passion. Christmas-themed crime fiction seems to be making a comeback, with many popular authors penning short stories and Amazon one-offs for the season….
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Val McDermid's 30th crime novel... and more!

On the Radar — Scotland’s queen of crime Val McDermid releases her 30th crime novel this month and we’ll have a review for you in due course, but below you’ll find a taster of what’s to come… America’s Michael Koryta and Canadian Louise Penny also have new…
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The Nature of the Beast

Written by Louise Penny — It’s billed as a Chief Inspector Gamache mystery, but these days Armande Gamache has left the Surete du Quebec behind and retired to the peaceful community of Three Pines, north of the Vermont border in the Eastern Townships, with long-suffering wife…
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The girl without Stieg Larsson

On the Radar — An exciting week for fans of Stieg Larsson’s ultimate crime fiction heroine, Lisbeth Salander. Just a week to go and you’ll be able to get the latest Millennium novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It’s not written by Stieg Larsson,…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2014

2014 has been a year of discovering the joys of crossovers, or books which push the boundaries and extend the definition of crime fiction. Think Lauren Beukes’ Broken Monsters or Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven, with their mix of YA, horror, dystopia police and…
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