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Rules for Perfect Murders

In this entertaining novel, Peter Swanson has concocted the perfect plot for lovers of classic mysteries. Malcolm Kershaw, the widowed part-owner of Boston’s Old Devils Bookstore wrote a blog post some years ago that described what he considered the best depictions of the perfect murder….
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Rules for Perfect Murders

Written by Peter Swanson — Anthony Horowitz calls this entertaining new puzzle mystery by Peter Swanson ‘fiendish good fun’, and that really hits the nail on the head. It pulls together some of the best plots from past crime novels and combines them in a…
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The Chain

Written by Adrian McKinty — If you’ve gotten comfortable with Adrian McKinty’s series featuring the knock ’em sock ’em Belfast detective Sean Duffy, then get ready for something new. The author has produced an American standalone thriller with an intriguing concept behind it, and The…
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Savage Liberty

Written by Eliot Pattison — Revisionist historical fiction can sometimes feel like it’s trying too hard to reinterpret the past via the lens of modern sensibilities. On paper at least, Eliot Pattison’s latest novel in the Duncan McCallum series set in pre-Revolutionary America ticks so many diversity…
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The Vanishing Season

Written by Joanna Schaffhausen — The Vanishing Season won the Mystery Writers of America’s First Crime Novel Award in 2016 and the award’s sponsor, St Martin’s Minotaur, published the hardcover in America towards the end of 2017. It is now arriving in the United Kingdom via…
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Interview: Joanna Schaffhausen

Joanna Schaffhausen’s debut crime book The Vanishing Season won the Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award in 2016, and a year later hit the shelves in US bookstores. Due for UK release this month, this hard-hitting police procedural brings us a serial killer…
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