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NTN: The Binding Song

Written by Elodie Harper — Elodie Harper is a TV journalist and crime fiction author whose story Wild Swimming won The Guardian’s 2016 short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King. You can read it here. Earlier this year she produced her debut novel, a…
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Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of boarding schoolgirls, now adults, who must face up to the repercussions of a bad deed done long ago; now debut…
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The Chalk Pit

Written by Elly Griffiths — Some books are let down by the lack of coherent characterisation, featuring players so one-dimensional they would blow away in a gentle breeze. Not so with the work of Elly Griffiths, whose books are populated by creations as well rounded and multi-layered as…
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NTN: Murder on the Marsh

Written by Anne Penketh — Freelance political journalist turned author Anne Penketh made her fiction writing debut in 2015 with Food Fight, a novel set stateside and centred around the food industry. Her latest book from indie publisher Joffe Books sees her launch into the world of…
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A Siege of Bitterns

Written by Steve Burrows – Described as a birder murder mystery, A Siege of Bitterns is the first in a series aimed at crime fans and birdwatchers alike. The novel is one of the first issued by Point Blank, a new imprint from Oneworld focused on…
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The Woman in Blue

Written by Elly Griffiths — Walsingham, deep in rural Norfolk, is a curious place. In Jim Kelly’s Death on Demand, for instance, its religious history attracts both serious Christian pilgrims and obscure extremists. Elly Griffiths uses this unusual setting as well, in her new novel…
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Death on Demand

Written by Jim Kelly — Norfolk coppers Peter Shaw and George Valentine return for their latest outing and their beat includes the rough and ready port of King’s Lynn, as well as the gentrified coast further north. Care homes here are as common as candyfloss…
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At Death's Window

Written by Jim Kelly — Conflicts between criminals tend to be called ‘wars’. Thus we have turf wars, drug wars, and even scraps between rival ice cream vendors which are known as ice cream wars. But here we have a first. In At Death’s Window…
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