KindlePrintReviews

Normandy Gold

Written by Alison Gaylin and Megan Abbott, drawn by Steve Scott — If the #metoo movement and the unsavoury antics of America’s pussy-grabbing president have once again brought the patriarchal abuse of power into the spotlight, then Abbott and Gaylin’s graphic novel set in the…
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iBookKindlePrintReviews

In Sunlight or In Shadow

Edited by Lawrence Block — What an interesting concept for a crime short story anthology. In Sunlight or In Shadows includes 17 tales, each by a different author, and each inspired by a painting by Edward Hopper. The American realist’s work is tinged with a noir…
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AudiobookReviews

You Will Know Me

Written by Megan Abbott, narrated by Lauren Fortgang – Known for her hardboiled and noir stories, Megan Abbott’s latest novel – reviewed here as an audiobook –  captures a darker side of sporting competition to co-incide with the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. America’s queen of noir…
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News

1000 free crime books at Bristol libraries

The UK government’s austerity measures have taken their toll on libraries, with closures and service cutbacks galore. However, CrimeFest, the convention held in Bristol starting 19 May, is doing something about it with a move to boost interest in local libraries. The organisers have teamed…
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Features

Andre: Top five books of 2014

Re-issues have made up much of my reading this year, from the ambitious reprint project of the Maigret series (alongside the first English edition of Simenon’s startling psychological novel The Mahé Circle) to the scandalous 1980s PI debut from Julian Barnes’s alter ego Dan Kavanagh,…
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