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A body in the Highlands

On the Radar — Crime fiction is great. It can take you to just about any setting. So if you want to relish the Scottish Highlands, you can grab Val McDermid’s new Karen Pirie novel. But if you want to catch a wave, maybe the…
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Murder Mile

The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. Following his successful Gus Dury series, he’s turned his attention to the police procedural and Murder Mile is the second outing for DI Rob Brennan, a complex and brooding character who makes Rebus look…
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Murder Mile

Written by Tony Black — The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. His Gus Dury series, following the gradual downward spiral of an Edinburgh-based private investigator with an Olympic grade drink problem and a tangled love life, was a brutal tour…
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New books: meet Mr Glamour the fashion assassin

On the radar — This week our new books radar is picking up a strong signal from Britain and there’s an emphasis on police procedural crime fiction. Gangsters, a possible serial killer, a fashion assassin and a curve ball into Icelandic crime fiction all make…
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