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CIS: Rim of the Pit revisited

Today, when lists of new crime and thriller books are saturated with stories involving ever-more numerous and gruesome deaths for their fictional characters, a look back at the kinds of mysteries that emphasise puzzles over gore can be more than a bit refreshing. A classic…
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Seeing the Dead

Written by Sheila Connolly — Back in January, we reviewed, Reunion with Death, by this New York Times Bestselling author, and our reviewer particularly enjoyed its descriptive settings, meanderings into the world of art history, and its gentle, engaging writing style. Her latest cosy mystery, which…
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Written by Joël Dicker, translated by Sam Taylor — This thriller arrives with a lot of hype. It also has the usually reassuring presence of imprint MacLehose Press, which specialises in translated fiction from Pierre Lemaitre, Antonin Varenne and, of course, Stieg Larsson. The book…
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The Other Woman

Written by Hank Phillippi Ryan – The Other Woman is a title, and a phrase, shot through with double meaning in Ryan’s engaging thriller. Double meanings abound throughout Ryan’s tale, much to my delight. The publisher is billing the upcoming paperback release as a ‘beach…
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Six Years

Written by Harlan Coben — Let’s face it, Harlan Coben has done just about everything an American crime author can do. His Myron Bolitar novels, in which an ex-basketball player solves crimes, won the author Edgar, Anthony and Shamus awards in the 1990s. Out of…
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NTN: KN Shields interviewed

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and would love to see that type of late Victorian mystery played out in a different setting with a range of intriguing New England characters, then The Salem Witch Society might be just what you’re looking for. Written…
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The Colorado Kid

Written by Stephen King – Stephen King made headlines a month ago when Hard Case Crime announced that they would be publishing his novel Joyland in June 2013. Joyland is an eagerly anticipated release, but it is not King’s first novel for Hard Case Crime….
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