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True Crime Story

Joseph Knox presents a perfectly-pitched melange of fact and fiction in his first standalone novel. The story of the disappearance of Manchester university student Zoe Nolan is told in a series of interviews and emails conducted and exchanged seven years later. The plot is set…
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True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

True Crime Story is Joseph Knox’s fourth novel. It’s his first standalone after three instalments of his urban noir series featuring Detective Constable Aidan Watts of Greater Manchester Police. The ‘true’ in the title and the ‘novel’ in the subtitle immediately establish a tension between…
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Holmes Entangled

Written by Gordon McAlpine – Holmes Entangled is a great title for this complex metafictional novel. Nominally a private detective mystery with a host of familiar characters, it is about as far removed from the original Conan Doyle canon as it’s possible for a Sherlock…
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The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz’s latest novel – the first in a series – has it all. There’s a challenging mystery in which a wealthy middle-aged widow appears to predict her own murder; an intriguing protagonist in the form of disgraced ex-copper Daniel Hawthorne, who has a nose…
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The Word is Murder

Written by Anthony Horowitz — Here at Crime Fiction Lover we always get really excited when Horowitz has another novel published – for one thing reviews of his books are some of the most frequently visited pages on the site. It seems people can’t get enough…
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Three Little Pigs

Apostolos Doxiadis used to write graphic novels, but here brings a fresh take on mafia revenge, told from the perspective of a mysterious old man. When a man in old Brooklyn kills another in a drunken brawl, it turns out the victim is the local…
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Three Little Pigs: A Story

Written by Apostolos Doxiadis — Already known for inventing the genre of mathematical fiction with his peculiar novel Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture, and with a best-selling graphic novel under his belt in the form of Logicomix, Greek writer Apostolos Doxiadis turns his hand to…
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The Human Flies

Written by Hans Olav Lahlum — When you pick up this Norwegian crime novel, don’t expect something out of the Nordic noir tradition. Instead prepare yourself for a classic whodunit of the highest calibre, a deviously challenging murder mystery set in an apartment complex in…
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