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Firefly

Written by Henry Porter — These are interesting times. Trump and Brexit dominate the headlines, and there are so many other bad things going on in the world. Crime fiction can provide wonderful escapist entertainment for those with news fatigue, but it can also illuminate important…
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Beside the Syrian Sea

Written by James Wolff — Reading this debut feels like a stroll in a dangerous section of town. That’s probably how the protagonist in this espionage thriller feels too. Jonas is a former desk-job employee of MI6. His father, part of a church delegation visiting…
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Dark Heart, Heavy Soul

Written by Keith Nixon — Yes, the author is a contributor here on Crime Fiction Lover, but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean he gets an easy ride. Here we have his latest novel of mayhem and mishaps on the Kent coast with his creation Konstantin – a former…
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The Whitehall Mandarin

Written by Edward Wilson — For crime readers with a penchant for espionage, there’s a select band of authors to explore ranging from young turks Charles Cumming and Chris Morgan Jones to veterans John le Carré, Alan Furst and Charles McCarry. Within a few pages…
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The Watchman

Written by Adrian Magson — This is the start of a new thriller series by prolific English author Adrian Magson. There are two types of close protection personnel, according to the author – the highly visible gorillas who deter random attacks, and the ones in…
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Then We Take Berlin

Written by John Lawton — Having already penned seven Inspector Troy novels the author, director and screenwriter John Lawton’s latest offering is a thriller that is sure to have any fan of John Le Carré’s Smiley novels gripped. The book opens in Berlin in 1963,…
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