Book Club

The Night Fire

Michael Connelly’s second Bosch and Ballard book really cements the partnership which tentatively began in Dark Sacred Night. The pair work together on an unsolved case which appears to have haunted Bosch’s old mentor, John Jack Thompson – so much so, that after he dies,…
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The Night Fire

Written by Michael Connelly — Just this summer, we took at look at the Harry Bosch series. Harry first appeared back in 1992 in The Black Echo and here he is, still going strong, in book 22. Actually, ‘strong’ may be a little optimistic. After…
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Face Off

Edited by David Baldacci — Remember the rock supergroups of the 1970s? Blind Faith; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Derek and the Dominoes; Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Did the whole ever equal the sum of its parts? That’s an argument for another day, but what…
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News

Jockeying for a bestseller

On the Radar — If books were racehorses, who would you bet on? Today we bring you champion jockey AP McCoy’s crime writing debut, but it’s up against a whole stable of thoroughbreds. Patricia Cornwell, Michael Connolly, Graham Hurley and more. In fact, I don’t…
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Features

HoCaM: Top five crime books of 2011

I can’t say definitively that these are the best books because I haven’t read everything out there, and who am I to decide for others, right? But these five novels all touched me, thrilled me, and in various ways impressed me the most. Don’t try…
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CFL top five books of 2011

Perhaps you dropped by our site a week or two ago when we were asking readers what their favourite book of the last 12 months has been. Maybe you wondered why we were asking. Was it just to drum up some conversation? Or maybe Crime…
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