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The Spider in the Corner of the Room

Written by Nikki Owen — Written by a Dublin-born author who now lives in Gloucestershire, this debut novel is the first in the planned Project trilogy. The action begins inside a British women’s prison. By any standard Dr Maria Martinez is just a little bit different. First, she is…
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Nobody Walks

Former MI5 agent Tom Bettany is a bit of a drifter nowadays. He’s been living here and there in different spots on the Continent, and currently works in a slaughterhouse in France. One day, he receives a voicemail saying that his son Liam is dead,…
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Nobody Walks

Written by Mick Herron — Set in the a murky, satirised world of espionage, Mick Herron’s most recent novels, Slow Horses and Dead Lions, featured a fictional branch of MI5 called Slough House whose employees were only one more screw-up from losing their jobs. The books were uniformly…
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Slow Horses

Written by Mick Herron — In October 2013, Mick Herron picked up the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for his espionage thriller Dead Lions. Here on Crime Fiction Lover we agreed, and awarded the quirky espionage thriller five stars in our review. With such recognition for…
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In the Morning I'll be Gone

Written by Adrian McKinty — Catholic cop Sean Duffy has done a lot since joining the predominantly Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary. He’s shaken down Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries, seduced several ladies, embarrassed the FBI, solved the case of a torso in a suitcase, and gone…
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Dead Lions by Mick Herron

Every big organisation needs a place to put their screw-ups, and Slough House is where MI5 puts its ‘Slow Horses’. These are the disgraced or incompetent spies the service wants rid of, wearing them down with an endless series of demeaning jobs such as data…
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The Girl in Berlin

It’s summer 1951 and London is feeling the downbeat mood of austerity. Jack McGovern is a detective with Special Branch. High level British diplomats have defected to the Russians and he’s told to investigate Colin Harris, a British communist who has recently returned from East…
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The Girl in Berlin

Written by Elizabeth Wilson — It is the summer of 1951, and despite the manufactured optimism of The Festival of Britain, London is finding it hard to shake off the downbeat mood of austerity. Jack McGovern is a detective working with Special Branch. There is…
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