Another brick in the wall

On the Radar — Sometimes a book arrives that’s so big the postman needs to knock on the door because it won’t fit in the…

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A body in the Highlands

On the Radar — Crime fiction is great. It can take you to just about any setting. So if you want to relish the Scottish…

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Good Friday

Written by Lynda La Plante — The detective Jane Tennison needs little introduction thanks to the stellar success of the television series Prime Suspect. First appearing…

Interview: Lynda La Plante

A legendary screen writer, Lynda La Plante’s greatest creation is Jane Tennison, the detective inspector played by Helen Mirren who dominated TV screens in the…

Tennison

Written by Lynda La Plante — Jane Tennison, a young policewoman fresh out of Hendon Training College, makes the daily journey from her parents’ comfortable…

Death in the Dales, and more

On the Radar — The elegant covers on the Kate Shackleton novels by Frances Brody are always eye catching and the latest looks like a real treat,…

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The dance of the detectives

On the Radar — The most interesting release this week has to be Face Off, in which some of crime fiction’s most famous detectives are…

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People are strange

On the Radar — We’ll start off this week with some World War II intrigue. There are other crime releases set in Stockholm, Texas and…

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A day with Lynda La Plante

With her work on series like Prime Suspect, Trial and Retribution and Above Suspicion, British writer Lynda La Plante is regarded by many to be…

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JD Robb versus Lynda La Plante…

On the Radar – This week’s new crime books report sees a face-off between London and New York with two crime novels set in each…

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