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The Retreat

Written by Mark Edwards — The writers’ retreat, or any kind of retreat for that matter, is an ideal setting for a crime novel. Spend a week cooped up with strangers in an unfamiliar environment exposed to their irks, quirks and egos, and anyone might…
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What Emma did next

On the Radar — Finally, crime fiction readers have the chance to find out what the new crime writing talent Emma Healey did next. Four years since her innovative and award-winning book Elizabeth is Missing, the author brings us Whistle in the Dark. That’s our…
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The Devil's Work

Written by Mark Edwards — There are some real benefits to working from home. You can take as many coffee breaks as you like and could even stop to watch daytime TV if you fancy a bit of brainless nonsense. Best of all, you don’t have to deal…
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CIS: My classics by Mark Edwards

First, a confession. I will probably be booted out of the Crime Writers’ Association for this, but I have never actaully read anything from the Golden Age of crime. No Dorothy L Sayers. No Raymond Chandler. And no, nothing by Agatha Christie. I started reading…
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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, depicting the Yorkshire countryside in a suitably 1920s style right down to that art deco typeface. A Death in the…
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Planet Normal?

On the Radar — Yes, that peculiar creation of Harry Bingham – DC Fiona Griffiths – is back with her alternative take on policing in a new mystery set in Wales. We’ve also got psychological thrillers, Alaskan chillers, and historical blood spillers. There’s even visit…
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From the Cradle

Written by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards — Family: it’s a six-letter word that covers a whole world of possibilities. If you’re lucky, it means happy get-togethers with relatives. Then again, it could conjure up mental images of Barbara Windsor in EastEnders. Love ’em or hate…
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Dealing in seaweed

On the Radar — It is to Jim Kelly that we owe our eccentric headline this week. In his upcoming release At Death’s Window, we’ll be treated to a scenario where drug dealers muscle in on the samphire market. Never before, to our knowledge, has…
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