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Jackson Lamb is gunning for revenge

On the Radar — There are too many crime books out there with anonymous silhouettes and vaguely thematic backgrounds on the cover, but we think the umbrella man on Mick Herron’s latest works rather well, with an atmospheric composition supported by the chiaroscuro effect of…
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How it Happened

American writer Michael Koryta is finding the transition from promising newcomer to established bestselling author and easy one. In How It Happened, FBI agent Rob Barrett returns to the Maine countryside of his childhood to investigate a double murder. His interrogation of an unreliable witness…
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How it Happened

Written by Michael Koryta — It was Rob Barrett’s academic research into criminal interrogation which led him to join the FBI, and it was his reputation as an expert in the field which led the chief of the Boston bureau to request his support in an…
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Rise the Dark

Written by Michael Koryta – With last year’s novel, Last Words, Koryta introduced us to his new series character Mark Novak, an investigator for a legal firm taking pro-bono death row cases where there is a possibility of a miscarriage of justice. That book introduced…
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Val McDermid's 30th crime novel... and more!

On the Radar — Scotland’s queen of crime Val McDermid releases her 30th crime novel this month and we’ll have a review for you in due course, but below you’ll find a taster of what’s to come… America’s Michael Koryta and Canadian Louise Penny also have new…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2015

Ah, Christmas. The streets are full of drunken Santas, more than one domestic murder can be put down to a fight over who had the last mince pie, and elf muggings reach record numbers. One Christmas tradition is worth keeping though, and that is Crime…
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Interview: Michael Koryta

Having a new book published is an anxious time for any writer, no matter how experienced. But when Stephen King said ‘You can’t put this baby down’ Michael Koryta’s new release, Last Words, that must have soothed some of the worry. A series of suspense novels including…
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