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Spare Room

Written by Dreda Say Mitchell — The London-based author Dreda Say Mitchell has written a whole selection of gangster novels with strong female leads, but with Spare Room she’s venturing into new territory, the psychological thriller. From the very beginning she’ll have you wrong footed…
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The Whisperer

Written by Karin Fossum — You are going to die. It’s a fact. It’s also a frightening statement and one that can and should be taken as a threat when it’s written on a note that’s been shoved into your mailbox. Just such a note…
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The Old You

Written by Louise Voss — You certainly can’t accuse Louise Voss of not having her finger on the pulse of things. Over her 18-year writing career and 11 novels, she has tackled, either on her own or together with writing partner Mark Edwards, plenty of…
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Psycho: Sanitarium

Written by Chet Williamson —Robert Bloch (1917-1994) left a considerable body of work in the fields of crime, horror, and science fiction, but is best remembered for his psychological horror, Psycho (1959). Its protagonist, Norman Bates, was immortalised in Alfred Hitchcock’s film the following year….
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Symbiosis

Written by Guy Portman — Talulah and Taliah are twins. Their father is a decent fellow, but not the most imaginative of souls, while their mother is a woman from the Caribbean who wears her heart on her sleeve at all times. The twins are…
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The Father

Written by Tom O Keenan — Sean Rooney is as much of a mess it’s¬†possible for a person to be. That he’s not a corpse is a miracle in itself. He used to be a forensic profiler, but a life pursuing psychopathic killers took its…
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Bed of Nails

Written by Antonin Varenne — French crime fiction is currently being touted as the next big thing, and here is an unusual debut novel to tantalise your tastebuds. The author’s work has been compared to that of Fred Vargas, who this week shared the CWA…
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