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The Blues Don't Care

Take a trip back in time, to Los Angeles in the middle of World War II, for Paul D Marks‘ evocative and hugely engaging noirish novel. Meet Bobby Saxon, a wannabe jazz player who has set his sights on a spot behind the piano in…
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Back to the Garden

Written by EI Weiner — These days, there’s a bit of a fashion for crime books with song lyrics in their titles and here’s one to add to the list, taking its inspiration from Joni Mitchell’s 1960s classic Woodstock. In this case the choice of…
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Jack Reacher immortalised in song

What do you get for the crime fiction lover who has everything? How about Just the Clothes on My Back by the American roots rock band Naked Blue? It’s an album full of tracks about Lee Child’s wide-roaming ex-forces crime buster Jack Reacher, and has…
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The Martian Girl

Written by Andrew Martin — What a great title for a crime novel, and with the cover swirling together current and historical London landmarks and a locket holding a photograph of a blindfolded young woman in the middle, perhaps you’re getting a good idea where this…
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Back Up

Written by Paul Colize, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie — This crime thriller by Belgian writer Paul Colize about a British rock band was short-listed for a number of prizes when first released. Although it is only now available in English, the book should find…
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The Run-Out Groove

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective, whose name remains a secret, returns for a second escapade. Last year’s Written in Dead Wax was an entertaining romp linking amateur sleuthing with the hunt for rare records, a format that gives the author an opportunity to mix…
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The Vinyl Detective

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective isn’t actually a real detective. He’s just a young, single Londoner whose name is never revealed. A jazz fanatic, he makes his living digging through the crates at record fairs and in charity shops looking for rare vinyl being…
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