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Let It Snow

Written by Nigel Bird — It’s Christmas time and snow is blanketing the city bringing everything to a halt. Everything, of course, except crime. There is no movement anywhere. The trains and cars have all stopped, drinkers are stranded in bars and the police can’t…
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News

Crime thrillers for Christmas 2019

On the Radar — ‘Tis the season for a good round of murder and mystery if you’re a crime fiction lover. This week our news column is devoted to new crime novels set at Christmas time, and all five of them look like perfect stocking…
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Southsiders

Written by Nigel Bird — Ray Spalding lives in a violent marriage. His wife Paula has anger management issues. One day it becomes too much and Ray leaves Paula, his home in Southside, Edinburgh, and his 12-year-old son Jesse. He heads to Belfast to start…
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Features

NTN: Nigel Bird interviewed

Nigel Bird is an original voice in crime who’s found a home at Blasted Heath, Scotland’s first digital-only publisher. We’ve already profiled Blasted Heath for New Talent November 2014 – and Nigel is the author of their latest eBook, Southsiders, the story of a 12-year-old…
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All Due Respect

Edited by Chris Rhatigan –– All Due Respect is edited by Chris Rhatigan, who’s also had a hand in Pulp Ink and Pulp Ink 2, so it makes perfect sense that the stories in this particular collection have one thing in common: there’s no mystery….
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Pulp Ink 2

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan – Pulp fiction (as a genre, not the movie) is intimately linked with the development of crime fiction, especially American crime fiction, over the past century. Dashiell Hammett, Horace McCoy, Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain and others pecked out…
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Pulp Ink 2

Back when we first launched Crime Fiction Lover almost a year ago, we weren’t so sure how short story compilations would go down with our readers. However we reviewed Pulp Ink, edited by Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird to test the waters. It was on…
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