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The Stranger comes calling to Netflix

The Stranger is a Netflix eight-part mini-series that won’t do much to encourage you to make new friends. It’s a psychological thriller and was originally written by crime fiction mega-author, Harlan Coben. Richard Armitage stars but without the dwarvish beard he wore in The Hobbit,…
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The Sleepwalker

Thrillingly dark Manchester noir from Joseph Knox. Detective Aidan Waits has been pulled off nightshift to guard a mass murderer, Martin Wick aka The Sleepwalker. Wick is terminally ill and has been transferred from Strangeways to die in hospital. Then a brutal and audacious attack…
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The Sleepwalker

Written by Joseph Knox — Police detective Aidan Waits returns for another slice of Manchester noir and it’s as thrillingly dark as ever. Waits is newly promoted to detective sergeant and has been pulled off nightshift to guard a mass murderer, Martin Wick aka The…
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The Shape of Lies

Written by Rachel Abbott — We’re reached number eight in Rachel Abbott’s much loved series featuring DCI Tom Douglas and our hero has domestic issues to keep him occupied. But all thoughts of teenage daughter Lucy, and why she suddenly wants to come and live…
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The Smiling Man

This powerful sequel to Joseph Knox’s debut Sirens is razor sharp with blunt-talking northerners, is literary but spiked with page-turning ferocity, contains tragedy laced with hope and features a convincing cop who gets justice both in and outside of the law. DC Aidan Waits goes back…
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The Smiling Man

Written by Joseph Knox — Razor-sharp with blunt-talking northerners, literary but spiked with page-turning ferocity, tragedy laced with hope and a convincing cop anti-hero who gets justice both in and outside of the law. These are just some of the paradoxes that make The Smiling…
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Come a Little Closer

Written by Rachel Abbott — This is an author who never ceases to surprise her readers, which is why her self-published books are such a huge hit with an ever-growing fanbase. Come a Little Closer is number eight in the DCI Tom Douglas series and…
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Interview: Joseph Knox

Last year, Joseph Knox’s novel Sirens was hailed as a powerhouse of razor-sharp urban noir – a page-turner with a beating heart. Although much has been written about the book that makes Manchester as dirty and dangerous as it gets, there isn’t much about the author…
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