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The Bone Tree

This is the sequel to Greg Iles’ epic novel Natchez Burning and it tells the story of a decades-old battle in Louisiana and Mississippi between ruthless racist organisations and the forces of law and order. The Bone Tree itself is a semi-mythical dead tree in the…
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The Guilty

Written by David Baldacci — At the beginning of The Guilty, David Baldacci has included a note explaining that in this novel he wants to do something different with his CIA assassin Will Robie. So in the sharp shooter’s fourth outing, instead of becoming deeply embedded…
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The Forsaken

Written by Ace Atkins — This crime thriller series featuring Sheriff Quinn Colson of Jericho, Mississippi has been widely praised for raising the standard in Southern crime novels. It’s a puzzling characterisation. Perhaps it’s inevitable, as cultural homogenization and Wal-Mart have taken over this country, but the people…
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Natchez Burning

This is a giant of a book in length, moral stature, and the  sheer intensity of the writing. Penn Cage is a lawyer-turned-politician in Natchez, Mississipi – a small town with a big history. As the ghosts of the paddle steamers chug silently by on the…
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Natchez Burning

Written by Greg Iles — Natchez, Mississippi. Just under 16,000 souls. A small town with a big history. It perches on a bluff above the Mississippi River, and some folk reckon they can still hear the ghosts of paddle steamers chunking away down there on…
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A Ghostly Shade of Pale

Written by Merle Temple — We are in the Deep South, strutting that well-worn stage set where almost anything can happen – the land where Mississippi meets Tennessee meets Arkansas. Bugs the size of golf balls clatter into the kerosene lanterns and, out there on…
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The Ranger

Written by Ace Atkins — Army Ranger Quinn Colson is coming home. Home from Iraq. Home from Afghanistan. Home to Jericho, Mississippi, and his uncle’s funeral. Hampton Beckett was the County Sheriff until he put the barrel of a .44 in his mouth and pulled…
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Interview: Rick Gavin

Rick Gavin is the author of Ranchero and Beluga, featuring repo man Nick Reid and his best friend Desmond. We’ve scouted around online for info about this man, but he has been – either on purpose or effortlessly – rather elusive. We recently reviewed Beluga…
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